Brazil’s massive protest is a citizens’ revolt against Big Government
by: J. D. Heyes
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Liberty and freedom remain under assault in America as the federal leviathan grows ever larger and its appetite for power more voracious, but in Brazil, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets with one simple message for their leaders: We deserve better.
Brazilians certainly pay for better government; the underlying message behind the rising number of public protests there is that citizens “are weighed down by high taxes and high prices but get low-quality public services and a system of government infected with corruption,” The Associated Press reported.
The imbalance between cost and quality of service erupted in the form of mass demonstrations in early June after they were called for by an organization that is upset over the rising costs of the nation’s lousy public transportation system, as well as a recent 10-cent increase in subway and bus fares in the cities of Sao Paulo, Rio, among others.
‘The politicians must learn to respect us’