At the same time we, the communists, having either overestimated or underestimated the functions of the “welfare state,” kept defending situations which, as it became clear only now, we should not have defended. As a result, a bureaucratic apparatus, which serves itself, has swelled.
Any bureaucratization encourages the apparatus to protect its own interests and to forget about the citizens’
That is the the best explanation of government and from an unlikely source.
Source: Margaret Thatcher: a legacy of freedom via Glen Beck Broke