First off, although named for a 19th Century Englishman Alexander Tytler, there is no actual evidence that Tytler actually said it! This aphorism is also often attributed falsely to historian Arnold Toynbee or Lord Thomas Macauley, or even Alexis de Tocqueville, although recent scholarship appears to follow a trail leading to a 1943 speech by one Henning Webb Prentis, Jr., President of the Armstrong Cork Company.
In sharp contrast -- and reiterating because it bears repeating -- middle class folk understand debt, better than anybody. They walk its minefields every single day.
Railing against government, then suckling at its teat. The middle class -- the citizens who make democracy work -- don't have that luxury. That delusion.
Specific to this, in the case of the rich, is my argument to end the charitable tax deduction.