Amen John, and Amen focusonzenergy! I wish to add that in addition to bureaucracy and corruption at the governmental level, we have a totally unconstitutional tax system. The Constitution forbids a DIRECT tax on its citizens. No, the16th amendment didn't allow for it because Philander Knox lied when he said 3/4 of the states approved it. Bill Benson proved it with government certified documents from all of the states in the Union at that time. The court refuses to consider it so they are as corrupt as Philander. A flat tax is wrong also as it is a direct tax.Only a tax that can be avoided (i.e.by choices in spending) is Constitutional for the running of the proper functioning of government.