falopex wrote: That can't last forever, though. At some point, there will not be enough tax revenue to pay all those benefits even if we tax the "rich" at 100%+. That will be the beginning of the end, assuming we aren't already at that point.
The US Federal government is spending nearly twice what it gets in taxes. So "not enough tax revenue" is not really the beginning of the end. This will be when the paper money they are printing to cover the deficit starts to lose value fast.