Most of the government spending goes to entitlements which people have paid into. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as overall military spending also account for a large amount. Very few of it goes into discretionary spending and most of that actually does a lot of good. While I agree there needs to be some reform, things such as low interest student loans and NASA space programs are very important ( a lot of the best technology and consumer goods we have came directly from NASA research). Lastly, green energy is a scam. While it's good to minimize consumption and help the environment I gotta agree. I work at staples and all we do is put a green sticker on and say it helps the environment. In reality it's the same product with different packaging and consumers are duped into spending extra cash to buy it.