Four Groups of People Who Feel That They Have Been Let Down by the Government

The government likes to present itself as the guarantor of all things that are good. In that regard, the government presents itself as the guarantor of peace, prosperity, security, equity, the rule of law, human rights, democracy… and all such things. Given that background then, it comes as a surprise to learn that there are actually some groups of people who feel greatly aggrieved by the government. In other words, there are some groups of people who feel that they have been greatly let down by the government.

The first group of people who feel that they have been let down by the government is that of military veterans. These often argue that the government hasn’t kept its promise to them: in spite of them having put their lives on the line (literally) in the service of the government.

The second group of people who feel that they have been let down by the government is that of people who have left college in recent years. They feel that by allowing industrialists to outsource manufacturing jobs, what the government has done is to effectively ‘export’ they jobs that they’d otherwise have benefited from.

The third group of people who feel that they have been let down by the government is that of racial minorities. These often feel that they are treated as second class citizens, in spite of the huge contributions they make to the nation-building effort.

The fourth group of people who feel that they have been let down by the government is that of folks who have fallen into poverty. These feel that the help they receive is much less than they deserve, given what they contributed to the public kitty (through taxes and so on) when their fortunes were better. You notice this sentiment whenever you visit websites where the quality of social services offered by various states is examined.

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