We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They did invent heavy math. But what is bankrupting them is a failed socialist scheme to give huge pensions and lots of well-paid government jobs without charging the taxes to pay for it (not that taxes would make it better, just kill the whole thing faster). Now that they have to pay the fiddler, they want to get out of debt without paying their bills.
This is where America will be soon. And when there is no government to pay for the party any more, there will be chaos.