Ludwig von Mises wrote in Planning for Freedom that the “welfare state is merely a method for transforming the market economy step by step into socialism.”
What was once a fertile environment for individuals to prosper is slowly becoming hard to sell. The land of opportunity was thus described precisely because the government avoided making it hard for individuals to save. Savings is what makes funds available for people to invest in other businesses, creating opportunities to people in their communities, promoting economic growth. A nation is only prosperous if its people are capable of investing their own money in what or where they see an opportunity.
When the individual thrives, the community thrives.
This cycle is what guarantees a dynamic that allows everyone to prosper given they pursue their own particular goals by being proactive and participative. In a competitive and free economical environment, everyone has an opportunity to prosper. In a free economical environment, everyone can afford the services they need to consume.
In an economically free environment, everyone can afford their own vacuum erection systems.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, vacuum erection systems cost taxpayers about $175 million within the period between 2006 and 2011. While this may not sound like a real story for you, wait until it gets better.