The 2008 budget (from the Washington Post):
Seriously, our forefathers would be vomiting into their tricorne hats if they saw how bloated our federal government had become, what a burden the federal tax was. Hell, they were completely against a federal income tax from the beginning!
Nearly fifty percent of our budget is now spent on social programs. That comes to $1.5 trillion, money that is sucked from those who work hard, and given to those who don't.
It's unbelievable how much some people rely on the federal government to provide them with life. This might sound cold, but if you can't hack it without a heap of government help, maybe you weren't meant to make it. Social programs stifle favorable human adaptation, allowing those who can't really make it to leech off those who can. And so we breed better and better leeches.
The funny thing is, I used to be a liberal. Then I grew up.