Currently, the US Government has a multi-Trillion dollar debt load. The Federal Entitlement spending is approximately 3 times the amount of military spending. Oh, speaking of military spending, people are questioning our projects in the Middle East, are they effective? Time will tell. However, Government spending is egregious. Here is a link regarding the current spending($3.7 trillion) To contrast to the GDP, GDP out put is $15,601 billion.
Here is a debate between discussing the concept of the role of Government. The Debate that includes Dr. Yaron Brook and Dr. David Callahan