It is as true now as when Bastiat said it: “People are beginning to realize that the apparatus of government is costly. But what they do not know is that the burden falls inevitably on them.” You have probably heard as I have that “the government” will pay for it. Well folks, “the government” is us. And we are broke. I don’t need to quote the numbers, we all are familiar with them. But it is time to realize that we simply cannot tax and spend ourselves into prosperity for any foreseeable future.