Budget Crises

In mental health and behavioral health care, one’s health status is usually a function of equilibrium of all body functions and systems; is balance achieved and maintained?
It seems to me that the health of a government and society can be measured in a similar fashion. Is their equilibrium and or balance in how the body politic responds to external crises or stimuli. Good health can be achieved only if there is a balanced (revenues and cuts) approach. Cuts alone will create a chronic disequilibrium that in the long run will be a more difficult and more costly way to survive.