Federal government is a necessary evil, but to what extent? Without a Federal Government, the Union of the 50 member states would not exist. The U.S.A. would not exist. Without any form of government, only Anarchy prevails.
In 2018, Federal government employees count to 2,674,353. In comparison, the US Armed forces only count to 1,347,106.
If we consider the stated purpose of Government:
“… to Secure our unalienable Rights.” _ The Constitution of the United States.
The numbers should not only be reversed, but also greatly reduced. The Constitution does not justify nearly 3 million Federal employees, who are granted privileged pay and benefits, at the expense of The People.
Federal employees have to be subservient to their bosses, to maintain their preferred way of life. They are very unlikely to follow their conscience when it comes to organized corruption. And organized corruption is what it is. We could go as far as calling it organized crime. The favors, the benefits from favors done, are all a trait of the daily lives of Federal employees. There is us, and there is them. There is The People and there is The Deep State. And within the Deep State, the Agency that controls all: The Senior Executive Service, created in 1978, and almost invisible and seldom spoken of. Those decision makers stay in the dark…
The history of taxation in the United States begins with the colonial protest against British taxation policy in the 1760s, leading to the American Revolution (a whole 3% tax led to the American Revolution). The independent nation collected taxes on imports (“tariffs”), whiskey, and (for a while) on glass windows. States and localities collected poll taxes on voters and property taxes on land and commercial buildings. There are state and federal excise taxes. State and federal inheritance taxes began after 1900, while the states (but not the federal government) began collecting sales taxes in the 1930s. The United States imposed income taxes briefly during the Civil War and the 1890s. In 1913, the 16th Amendment was ratified, permanently legalizing an income tax.