Followers consider this spending to be good, the Smith follower sees this tendency to
Spend, rather than reduce debt, as overall negative. However, the usual effect is that the
Surplus is used to invoke new programs, which inevitably grow, the populace becomes dependent upon
The program, the program expands to include more 'eligible' parties and requires increased
Financial support. This leads to the government dipping into the same pool to fund what was
Started, or take out loans as necessary to fund operations. The long term effect of a surplus tends to be a deficit and recession as government takes on more debt to fund what began under a surplus The surplus generally is not used in the proper manner to reduce debt and taxes.