This article analyzes the effects of taxation and big government on growth rates by comparing the first first half of American history with the second half. Provides, real world examples from real and proven history. Exposes the liberal gimmicks based on manipulations of number and data within a smartly selected period of time. Explains, why replacing one regulation with another, doesn’t work. Emphasizes that to prevent any further disaster, we need a radical change in our taxation policies and size of government.