Knollenberg betrays the government attitude towards money. They start out thinking it all belongs to them and they "allow" us enough money to live on.
We should all stop paying taxes right now just to send the US Government the message that it is NOT "their" money. It is ours.
Government doesn't make any money at all. They take it from us. And the deal is that we allow them to take it from us on the promise that it will be spent for the betterment of our lives, not wasted on pointless wars, handed over to rich cronies, and shoveled at Israel!]