re: "Paying the Piper"
"I know what the country needs, but I have no idea of what we will get. I wish I did. But before we can decide what must be done, we have to decide what we want. Do we want a nanny state? Most of the voters seem to want that. Do we want a nation that lives mostly by soaking the rich and using the proceeds to pay for services including supporting tens of millions of illegal aliens?
Do we want competent empire or a Republic? These are questions that don't go away, although at the moment we don't address them as we slouch toward incompetent empire, the worst of all choices.
That trend cannot continue.
Those who pay the piper call the tunes. At the moment a tiny minority at the top of our social structure pays most of the taxes. Guess who will continue to call the tunes."