As the gears of government grind metal against metal, most citizens are worried about our economic engine seizing disastrously but most legislators take a "politics as usual" and "What, Me Worry?" attitude.It's the spending, stupid.In Greece, government bribes of voters out of the national Treasury means that hairdressers and many others can retire with full pensions at age 50. An era of more and generous benefits, pay and policies funded out of taxpayers pockets now threatens the future of Greece and the entire European union and many have rightly asked, "are we next?".When politicians find that the shortest route to re-election is spending taxpayer's money on special interests' organized votes, government worker unions and pork barrel projects, even wealthy nations risk economic palsy that can cripple any chance at a healthy future. Recent studies here in the USA have shown that federal government workers are, on average, better paid with better benefits than their counterparts in the private sector.