Ron Miller has an article about the contrast between attitudes on taxation and government’s role in our lives and the economy. He estimates that the $787 billion stimulus package would have been the equivalent of giving each person in the United States almost $3k each.
“Remember this, however. Everyone falls. No one is protected from the troubles of this world, and prideful people are at a disadvantage when hard times come. Not only is their knowledge, intellect, station or fame useless, they have set themselves apart from their fellow man, and help won’t be there when they need it.”