I'm not an expert on this, but I know that some countries are so rich in natural resources, that their people pay very few taxes, if any. Like Saudi Arabia...it is a kingdom...but that is a government, I think. The royal family gets all that oil money and I'm not sure if any of it is dispursed to the people or not.....but I doubt the people pay much in taxes. Maybe Kwait is that way too??? (I've always wondered why our government didn't make them pay us back when we fought that war for them....they're soooooo rich) Australia also has so many natural resources, I've heard you can get on the dole just if you don't want to work.
No, they need to provide defense, roads, etc., but our politicians have figured out if they promise services to most of the population, illegal immigrants included, they can get elected, and at this point we're screwed.