Yes. Ultimately everything the government does must be paid for by taxes. When they spend more than they receive in taxes, they must go further into debt. Debt must be repaid WITH INTEREST, meaning that it is a GUARANTEE that there will be GREATER taxes in the future. If the government provides something that isn't coming out of your taxes today, it's because the tax on you or your children or your grandchildren will be HIGHER later. We MUST operate within our means. This isn't about whether government is or is not a business - it is still subject to universal principles of math, finance, and economics. If you spend more than you bring in, you have to make up the shortfall somewhere.