What is the firefighter first principle in regards to bureaucracy?
When the governing elite of a particular government wants to
raise taxes, they claim that something that most people consider
essential, such as fire protection, must be cut. They do not
mention other things that could be cut because they want people to
feel there is a crisis that require higher tax rates. In most
cases, an analysis of the government's budget shows that it has
been growing faster per capita than the rate of inflation.