Dragging is temporary at best. Like weedeating weeds - the'll just grow right back unless you really clear it out.
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
-Marcus Tullius Cicero, 63 BC