I dare say in the last 10 years, Eisenhower's famous quote on the Military Industrial Complex has been quoted far and wide but he had another quote that was lesser known that may have said even more. For folks who had an economic understanding and also understood that for every day you extract from the private sector for a public purpose, no matter that purpose, it would have an economic impact, most often adverse in the larger, general sense. Eisenhower IMO draws that comparison. –Dwight David Eisenhower, “The Chance for Peace,” speech given to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Apr. 16, 1953. Another way to put it: and how is that "in the final analysis" any different than this: If the latter is as some say "a theft" then Eisenhower was dead on that the former in the name of so-called defense is as equally "a theft!" in the final analysis. Reject the welfare/warfare State!