The most succinct description of statism ever. And often they’re not in your pocket just for your wealth — it’s often for your freedom. Same M.O — call attention to a crisis(sometimes one that they created or helped create), while offering “solutions” that requires that you give up your rights, freedoms, and your cash. After the financial crisis of ’08, which any economist worth a lick will tell us was caused by government policy(more specifically Democrat policy), the calls for more restrictions on financial freedom were widespread and vigorous. After the 9/11 attacks, the Patriot Act, the NDAA, and warrantless wiretaps. This has been the trend for over 100 yrs, and there is little left of Americans’ once-cherished freedom.