... is often described as two wolves and a lamb discussing what to have for dinner. But mathematics would more truly describe it:
.5X+1=X and .5X-1=0. ¹
Substituting the 300 million person population of the United States for X, that means that
150,000,001 equals ALL,
149,999,999 equals NOTHING.
So if you are one of the 149,999,999 who pays for the other 150,000,001, be aware the Government, your elected rulers, and you fellow citizens of the mooching class consider you to be nothing.
The United States of America is not now, and never has been a democracy. Remember, the founders were terrified of the tyranny of the majority. (For further information, read the Federalist Papers - while you are still allowed to.)
¹Note that these can be true only if X=2, so what you vote to do with your significant other is perfectly acceptable; but leave the rest of us out of it.