Ok, deep, deep breath.
Somalia (which is actually improving, now that it has no government)
Bloomberg's New York City
People need a government to secure their own borders, provide a dollop of infrastructure, enforce contracts, provide a courts system, and referee any spats about externalities.
The other things that governments attempt usually create problems.
Governments are a necessary evil. No more than that.
The United States is 15 trillion dollars in debt. This is the biggest financial problem ever created by a government, or anyone else.
Every taxpayer in the U.S. has to cough up $150,000.00 before we can work our way back up to the level of "Homeless Destitute Wino".
And that's still not enough to take care of our government's future financial obligations, all of which are unfunded.
You can take away every penny earned by the Evil Rich, and it still won't cover the tab.
Do you want to tax the hell out of the people earning more than 1 million per year?
If you want to take care of just this year's tax bill, all you have to do is tax them 6 million per year.
The math doesn't work, does it?
Bill Clinton has gotten filthy rich because of "serving" in government.
But chances are, you are broke because of Clinton and his ilk.