So how about the fence outside the White House? Would you say it offers zero security at all, or at least some? How about Israel's wall? Zero security at all, or at least some? How about the walls and fences that protect nuclear power plants? Zero security at all, or at least some? And sides are important here because, the government wastes money no matter what. Why is that? Because the government represents a monopoly, and monopolies always tend towards inefficiency, since they have no competition. And why would the government care about wasting money when not a penny of it is theirs? Every dime the government has is either stolen into existence through taxation, or stolen into existence through inflation and an artificial expansion of the money supply. The difference is, one side consistently argues in favor of lowering taxes and lowering the amount of money the government can possibly waste, and one side consistently argues in favor of increasing taxes, which again, leads to increased government waste. An argument for higher taxes is indirect argument for higher government waste. As for the idea that labor shortages lead to inflation, that is a myth. The only thing that leads to inflation is expanding the money supply beyond an equivalent natural expansion of the amount of goods and services in a given economy. The lousy U.S. economy of the 70s had nothing to do with labor shortages.