Here’s sound counsel for our politicians today:
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 Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.
~ a quote from Roman statesman, Cicero, in the year 55 BC.
Obviously, we’ve learned nothing in thousands of years.
Or, we simply ignore history and are destined to repeat it.