Our government was set up to secure the blessings of liberty. Those blessings become less secure. Lincoln said the essence of slavery is "you toil and work and earn bread, and I'll eat it." Exploiting the toil of others seems to be Washington's guiding star, whether it be to blunt the results of unconscionable government mandated business practice, or to finance the lifestyle and re-election of the aristocracy, or to pay for the edict putting our food supply in automobile fuel tanks, or to redistribute wealth and subsidize the destruction of the family. Regardless of the recipient, it is the taxpayer's bread being eaten.