Brad Johnson commented on Are Tariffs Reducing the National Debt and Federal Deficit? 2019-08-07 10:03:04 -0400I think that Mark Sanguinetti is spreading fake news. The Roman Empire mainly fell because of corrupt politicians and rulers… they needed to “drain the swamp”. Their citizens were taxed heavily, with some actually taxed to death. They failed to use the taxes to maintain the strength of their army, were subsequently invaded, and Rome fell.