And they're right. The government is your drunk Uncle Al. He takes money from your grandma and even lives with her. He promises with the money that he takes that he's going to improve the place, but he hasn't even secured that back door. People seem to come and go as they please even though it's against the law and grandma complains about it all of the time. Heck, now he's even giving them a place to sit and kick it for a while without worrying about getting thrown out when grandma finds out.
Instead, you're pretty sure he's re-distributing granny's money to those poor girls at the club down the street and that adult beverage place on the corner.