On average, working people must toil 224 days out of the year just to meet all costs imposed by government. In other words, the cost of government consumes 61.34 percent of national income.
Cost of Government falls 26 days – almost a full month – later in 2009 than last year’s revised date of July 16. In 2009, the average American will have to work an additional 43 days out of the year to pay off his or her share of the cost of government compared to 2000, when COGD was June 29.
In fact, between 1977 and 2008, COGD has never fallen later than July 20th. This year even marks a sharp leap of 23 days from the previous record date, in 1982, when it fell on July 20th.
Let me repeat that: the cost of government consumes 61.34 percent of national income.
(h/t The Corner)