Hard to believe where we've ended up. In World War II thrift was encouraged. Not buying products was patriotic. So was paying taxes. Taxes went to fight the War. Doubt it? Just look at the ad below. The woman in the picture is being told not to buy what she wants, and that it is cheaper to "pay as we go" - paid willingly, taxes would help all Americans in the future by ridding ourselves of the debt we took on to fight the Nazis and Japanese. Do you think you would make that sacrifice today? Would your friends? Would your neighbors? What kind of country are we now?