The more the government interferes the more it makes things worse. We have a phoney economy built on debt.
Today's Western democracies now play such a large part in redistributing income that politicians who argue for cutting expenditures nearly always run into the well-organised opposition of one or both of two groups: recipients of public sector pay and recipients of government benefits.
If debt was the answer, we would never have a problem, just keep borrowing.
No parent would borrow off their child, but what the government does is worse than that, it allows people to steal from their children. It is a form of child abuse.
http://www.usdebtclock.org/ (US debt)
http://www.cityam.com/1414928316/uk-government-pays-down-218m-first-world-war-debt-how-has-uks-debt-changed-through-ages UK debt history
http://www.cityam.com/1417602043/these-charts-sum-everything-you-need-know-about-2014-autumn-statement Debt history of U.K and what tax is spent on