I have come to suspect that one of two reasons the Democrats spent a trillion each year over tax receipts is that they saw it as a way to force tax increases. Democrats feel strongly that you need to pay more. You need to pay every last cent you do not need to survive. Furthermore, some you do not need to survive. So this was all to raise taxes and now we are here. The second reason is to slip fortunes to friends and relatives while the getting is good. You can't make an omlet without some eggs, and those are some eggs.