"The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
This simple but clear statement regarding the out of control spending going on in our government is right on target. Who said this?
No on all of the above. This statement is attributed to Marcus Tellius Cicero, a Roman scholar who lived from 106-43 BC. The Roman empire didn't pay much attention to him, and look at what eventually happened to them ...