According to Americans for Tax Reform the average working person had to work 185 days — July 4th — just to meet all the costs imposed by government! In other words, the cost of government consumes more than half of national income! Essentially, we’re working for ourselves now…after we exerted our independence from our own government this time!
Geoffrey Segal is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He is also editor of Reason's Privatization Watch.