Check out these stats. In 1960, Uncle Sam dropped $92.191 billion on his population of 179.3 million. That's $514 per head or about $7,011 in today's US Dollars Liteâ¢. In 2011, the estimates are $3,834 billion (!) on 311 million people. That's about 12.3 large per head, or $5300 per person more using inflation adjusted numbers. We're spending 75% more per person. $5300 additional spending on 311 million people equals about 1.6 trillion dollars, about equal to our current deficit. We're not taxing too little, we're spending WAY too $@*&ing much. Meanwhile there is talk about "huge, massive, record setting, ultra-painful" cuts of $100 billion per year. That's like trying to lose weight by switching to lite beer instead of regular when you plow into your weekly deep dish with extra pepperoni. Oh, but if we just hit that tread mill longer in the morning, we'll be fine. LOL.