Are you folks only worried about the federal government or all the others as well?
I have a whole lot more influence on State and Local government than I do on the Federal Government.
It is much easier to keep tabs on them (State and Local). The Feds have no effective limit on resources (when they run out of money, they just borrow more- many States do this as well, but not mine!), which is definitely not so of my State and Local governments.
IME, the State of Nebraska and my County and Village governments are much less intrusive than the Feds...... so no, I think I'll worry more about the 800 lb gorilla (with a record of hurting people) in the room than I will about the well behaved Lab or the snoozing chihuahua.