"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
- Alexis de Toqueville, 1835
I'm surprised it's that high....
"Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency." Foghorn Leghorn
When it get's to 7% they can retire with full life time benies after serving only 6 months.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)