We have a serious problem with our leadership in this country. Our leaders make bad decisions but don’t realize the decisions are bad.
Why? Because those decisions never adversely effect the leaders, only the followers. The leaders always exempt themselves from any adverse consequences.
For example, the bankers have had a hundred years to create rules and regulations that permit them to create wealth and decide who gets the wealth. Yet they still manage to make bad decisions, requiring bailouts from the working citizens.
As a child, I was taught that a good leader was one who took care of those following first. Our leaders demand special privileges and outrageous reward for refusing to do a competent job. The sad part is that they are usually given everything they want. They gladly take from the followers without a shred of guilt.