It's not that complicated: Add up number of people: On welfare+ those who are employed by the government+ those who sell stuff to the government+those who need government to OK their business permits+those who hope to get free stuff AND all their families. Lincoln said it all " There are too many piglets for the number of teats on the sow.
Inflation is another tax. Get ready for another whopper. It's what happens when you just print money.