Happy Cost of Government Day.
"A milestone calculated by Americans for Tax Reform Foundation and further explored in the annual Cost of Government Day report," the group said in a release, "Cost of Government Day is the day on the calendar year until which the average American must work to pay for the full costs of government spending and regulation at the local, state and federal levels."
Some key points from the report:
As far as the overall government burden is concerned, "Americans labor a full 224 days into the year to pay for local, state and federal government spending and regulations." Whether or not it's worth it is a different question —the answer to which depends on who you ask.