Wasteful spending, or: cookies are better then ice cream!
Taxes are too high! Gov't is wasteful! School Budgets are out of control! Medicare is too costly!
But maybe federal tax collections are not too high? Maybe they are within the range they have always been in?
Yet we cannot afford healthcare, or schools, or roads or bridges or tunnels. or waste collection or law enforcement and their pension plans, or teachers and theirs. Social Security is a problem and Medicare will bankrupt us! We cannot afford EPA Librarys, or independent FDA research. There is no money to solve energy problems, or brownfields, or water pollution and mandating scrubbers on coal power plants is far to costly.
Maybe the problem has not been Big Government. Maybe the problem is Bad Government. Maybe it is our just desserts!