First, thanks for providing arguments without attacking me or ad hominem me.
This is incomplete and therefore wrong, the goal of the program is to create a large pool of liquidity and that the liquidity is actually used by traders in the liquidity baking contract, not just having available liquidity (TVL) for the sake of having it, even if that means that it remains unused indefinitely. If that was the goal, having liquidity for the sake of having it without considering the asset desirability that is paired with XTZ or quality as an investment vehicle, then we could add to the subsidy more unpopular and undesirable assets that traders will never use to make trades, and that big capital (whales) traders will never use to acquire XTZ, and then we will be funding useless liquidity and LP’s, and throwing money to the garbage for no benefit.
TzBTC will take eons to be the investment vehicle that traders including whales will use to acquire XTZ, tzBTC will take eons to be a world-class AA asset that will generate trading volume, we are funding LP’s to proportionate liquidity that it will not be used by traders any time soon.
There is no reason, to keep funding tzBTC liquidity and all its journey of becoming a desirable asset for traders and an investment vehicle, which could take years. We could easily pause tzBTC subsidy until it gets to the point of being desirable for trades and investment vehicle, and instead use the whole subsidy to fund USDC, and that way not limiting USDC potentiality.
Let me put an analogy, so it becomes clear:
Is like hiring teachers (LP's) with public money, for opening a public school (LB), but no students (traders) are attending the school because there is no interest in their educational program (tzBTC), so why keep funding the teachers with public money, if the educational program clearly sucks and no one wants to learn (trade) there? Why not halt the funding of the school, until tzBTC.io improves their educational program? Which could take years.
And the other fact that is being evaded to debate, is the fact, that public money attracts gangs around the public money pool, this is one of the main reasons I don’t like taxes, it attracts the worst of the best, gangs will always form and favor their interests over the interests of the individuals, and that will actually go against the “public good” or “common good” philosophy or however you wanna call this rhetoric that is being pushed on.
TzBTC LPs are a gang, similar to a syndicate, they will never allow renouncing completely the subsidy, even if that means sacrificing everyone except them, that wouldn’t longer fit into the rhetoric that is being pushed on that “is for the public good” anymore.
When USDC comes, there won’t be an option to vote for USDC getting 100% of the subsidy. We will always need to fund those parasites, they already have too much political power and support from bakers who might already be LP’s of tzBTC too, with the excuse that “they are doing it for the common good” when it is only them who benefit from the subsidy. It is always the same story, ALWAYS, history repeats itself. But hey, I’m just a crazy fool that doesn’t know how the world works