One of the most popular ideologies from some conservatives (especially of the ones that love to parTEA) is the belief that government shouldn't spend more than they take in. Knowing this, I propose this question: The total federal tax revenue by state collected by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in 2007 was roughly $2.6 Trillion. - Federal tax revenue by state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia With the current tax rates, the amount of revenue collected in 2010 is now down to $2.3 Trillion. - SOI Tax Stats - Gross Collections, by Type of Tax and State, Fiscal Year - IRS Data Book Table 5 Since many conservatives are against raising taxes (and are adamant in never passing any legislation that raises them a single dollar), if they continue to get their way that would mean the federal government will continue to receive less and less money in order to take care of its obligations to people. Knowing how many different organizations and programs our government is responsible for funding on a yearly basis, how is it possible to do it solely based on the amount of revenue it takes in and nothing more? Secondly, how would you propose to make that happen in such a way to not completely destroy the financial & social lives of certain social demographics?