You can never satisfy governments' appetite for money and land. They always want more.
Now, we are $17 trillion dollars in debt and headed to $25 trillion in less than a decade.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated recently that interest on the national debt will quadruple in less than 10 years, to an astounding $857 trillion.
If we allow that to happen, the federal government could then pay only for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and interest on the debt.
Obviously future Congresses cannot allow that to happen, so there will be a combination of huge tax increases and tremendous inflation of the currency.
The fight we are in now is over a lot more than the Unaffordable Care Act.
It is a battle for the economic survival of this Nation.
Anyone who wants their Social Security or their government pensions to be able to buy much at all should be demanding much more fiscal conservatism.
We either bite some very painful bullets now, or we face much more difficult times in the very near future that will make our present problems look small in comparison.