The tyrants of old crushed their people with taxes, but at least they had something to show for it -- palaces, art, conquest, something. Our tyrants are bleeding us dry to restore mosques and provide overpriced electronics for foreigners who want us dead.
The total of debt and unfunded obligations for federal, state, and local goverments is roughly $140T or 2x the gross global product. Before long, we're going to drown in the hole we've dug and drag the rest of the world under. But even at this late date there's literally nothing so foolish that these criminals won't squander our money on it. They don't get it. They'll never get it, even when everything collapses and the mob beats down their doors.