A parable tells of a pig who ate his fill of acorns under an oak tree and then started to root around the tree. A crow told him, “You should not do this. If you lay bare the roots, the tree will wither and die.”
“Let it die,” said the pig. “Who cares as long as there are acorns?”
I have known a lot of people who have had the same view toward life as that pig. I wonder how many of us think like that pig when it comes to federal spending and the federal debt.