I don't know what you think is dumb or dreaming but you have a lot to learn about the market economy if you think it needs Washington DC to thrive. Rothbard and von Mises are hardly dumb, they know that complex systems like a national economy cannot be effectively planned or fixed by a few hundred smiley hand-shakers in the back pockets of our "too big to fail" establishment. Going back to the beginning of this thread where I showed up, you might have gotten caught up in wanting to tax people who can least afford it, while the inflation tax is eating them alive already. All the while I'm representative of your idea and you don't even know it. If you paid any attention to microeconomics, my "independent board" suggested that due to the economic climate we're living in, living income tax free is not only the best solution, it's necessary for anyone a paycheck away from financial ruin. To anyone who bears the full brunt of the inflation tax but has no assets to invest to keep up with it. The independent board can be made up of citizens. Instead of lobbying bureaucrats with someone else's money, how about lobbying free individuals with their own? I'm the best steward of my own money, thanks for your lack of support though. I appreciate it.
I think the ones dreaming are the ones still believing in the American dream, that it's okay if government can't afford to pay its bills, but the bottom half of the country can somehow afford to enable even more of its incessant fiscal irresponsibility. The ruse is coming to an end Frank. It's time to wake up.