Technically, the government is an employee made of employees
The government is elected (i.e., “hired”) by the people.
But, for some strange reason, “the people” treat the government (or rather: those in power) as if the government is doing them a favour.
Whereas the opposite should actually be.
(Maybe it is because, in this case, it is “the employee” that has the money.)
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— June 23, 2011.