Article originally appeared on www.zerohedge.com.
How does it feel to have the largest government that the planet has ever seen?
When I was growing up, I was taught that we had a capitalist system and that we had a limited federal government. Of course neither of those things has been true for a very long time. Today, the United States has the biggest government in the history of the world, and it gets even bigger with each passing year. Running that gigantic government requires more money than we actually have, and so we are going into staggering amounts of debt.
But there is no way that our politicians will ever agree to reduce the size of the federal government to an appropriate size. So we are stuck with this system until the day when it finally collapses.
Let me give you some numbers that illustrate what I am talking about.
Approximately 3 million …
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