If it were not for the 72 million people who get checks from the Federal Government, the unemployment rate would be over 50%. Who would fuel the economy, Dummy? Add the city, county and state governments checks that people get to the Federal Government checks and surely you can see the importance of governments. Unless you are a Tea Party Terrorist who wants to bomb the foundation from under government programs, you can see clearly how important governments are. You can’t run governments like a business; they don’t make profits; governments redistribute money to people that keeps the goods and services flowing; goods and services are the things that have real value. If the Tea Party members would get hold of both ears and pull, they could see that goods and services is what has real value, not money.