Some words from the past worth repeating as we do know what happened to Imperial Rome.
Tullius Cicero - Roman Statesman circa 63 B.C.
The budget should be balanced, the treasury
should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of
officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to
foreign lands should be curtailed lest we become bankrupt. People must
again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.