And who pays the government?
It's all bassackwards.... and it's wrong. 26 years in the AF and my husband's paycheck had all the standard deductions on it. His retirement check has the same, but he's not eligible for Soc. Sec. He's paid thousands into it, but he can't collect a nickel in his older years. Yes, he gets a retirement check, but he earned it. If he can't collect Soc. Sec., why does he have to pay into it? And the "benefits" some people keep screaming about? Try suing a military hospital when they've made a STUPID mistake that costs you your life after years of the pain of cancer. You can't.
You risk everything in defense of your country, and you get screwed. Sorry I'm off on a tangent, but I get really sick of it.
The more people between a customer and a service provider, the worse, the lower the quality.
It is always that way, everywhere.
This is why as the US becomes more socialistic, more bureaucratic, costs increase and quality declines. At some point the system exists firs and foremost for itself, and not the leadership( if any ) nor the citizen. This happens in bureaucratic companies like GM, and in government ‘companies’.