Funny-Sad Sentence of the Day

They finally reached an agreement on a coaltition in Belgium. Ingrid Robeyns comments:
There are no details on the budget, yet there is an agreement on taxcuts (a demand from the liberals) and on an increase of the social benefits (a demand from the social-democrats), in addition to a commitment not to create a budget deficit.
That's just an extreme case of one of the biggest problems with democracy: There'll often be so many compromises (aka deals) that the resulting policy is worse than any of the measures any of the single players involved proposed.

I don't usually follow Belgian politics, but it will certainly be interesting to see what the actual budget looks like.


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