It is really frustrating when not everyone agrees with you. After all, at my age, if I haven't yet figured out how to spot a crook, the outlook is hopeless. For those of you who are still learning, here are some clues.
Narcissists lie routinely. It is to be expected. Look at Obama, Harry Reid, Pelosi, "Chucky" Schumer, Dick Durbin — the list goes on, but you get the drift. People who want and are compelled to spend other people's money are immediately suspect. Take, for example, California legislators in favor of the "bullet train" or the "peripheral canal." These boondoggles are classic. Almost as bad as Obamacare.
Where does it end? I know it's tough, an honest politician. Guess that's just an oxymoron. At least we must demand more than we are getting.
Producer or taker; which one are you? If you follow the Greek/California model, brace yourself for the day of reckoning. There really "ain't no free lunch;" only politicians try to sell that nonsense.