If the notion — that a 20-something person who has apparently never held a job in the productive economy is telling you she knows better what is good for you — is not absurd on its face, here are a few other reasons to distrust this plan.
I am sure there is a grain of truth in this — all of us likely have examples of where we made a decision to avoid short term pain that we regretted. But it is hilarious to think that government officials will somehow do better. As I have written before, the discount rate on pain applied by most legislators is infinite. They will do any crazy ridiculous thing that has horrible implications five or ten years from now if they can just get through today. Why else do government bodies run massive sustained deficits and give away unsustainable pension and retirement packages except that they take no consideration of future consequences. And it is these people Maya wants to put in charge of teaching me about delay discounting?
Maya is a typical 20-something progtard moron who knows nothing whatsoever about people or the way they live their lives. How could she? She’s been swaddled in a progressive membrane all her life. People pat her on her cute little head and tell her how great her ability to spout leftist group-think is.
Of course, we have something similar in the White House pretending to be the American King, with some success, so why not this Marie Antoinette “let them eat Obamacare” wannabe in charge of goading you into the cattle chute?
I once named a character in a novel I wrote “Maya.” She wasn’t a clueless twit, however.