- With rare exception they are incapable of generating revenue beyond a regular allowance or a hand-out. Thus they are dependent on their parents or their taxpayers respectively.
- They have very short memories, attention spans and time horizons. They flit from crisis to crisis without resolution, they make promises they have no intention of keeping, and any plan beyond four years might as well be ignored.
- They are incapable of grasping the appropriate price of even the most common household items. We've all heard children quote ridiculous prices for everyday items, and similarly, few have been able to escape tales of government excess in the purchase of common tools.
- They are prone to throwing tantrums, getting in squabbles and exaggerating small problems in order to get the attention of their parents/voters/breadwinners. Consider the relatively low risks of such hyper-inflated issues as gun violence, bullying, global warming, global cooling, and genetically modified foods.
*Results not typical.