I don’t really mind presidential candidates making promises exceeding the budget by a factor of 5 to 7 times, as long as they keep their promises of course. At the end of the day, ordinary people would only just pay few times more taxes and receive slightly better services. Minority of the people would drive through better roads with no impact on their taxation, as they have already found they way out. The point is, we all benefit from government overspending, however the government benefits the most. We don’t however contribute to this madness equally and we never will. If someone is clever to pay only 5-8 percent of their taxes regardless of income already, as opposed to a street cleaner paying 18-20 percent, then the clever ones will find a way out to legally avoid any increase arising from overblown promises. That is provided the promises are ever delivered.