Well, this is where my conservatism is at its strongest. It's my money. The government works for me, I don't work for it. The money I pay in taxes is for the government to work for me. It should at least inderectly be for my benefit. When Trillions of dollars goes for a few failed top companies to survive and continue to waste money that they are not earning, like CEO bonuses, that is not for my benefit, and doesn't in any way help the commnity or country I live in.
Nothing pisses me off more than when we are told we have to have deep cuts in law enforcement, health care and defense and then I see the execs at fannie and freddy getting millions in bonuses and bennies. That is utter BS. Neither party is doing anything to stop it. IN fact, they are pushing through candidates that continue the practice. When I see a trillion for a health care bill, I expect my health care bill to go down, not up. I am getting hit twice, 1st by more of my tax dollars being used for health care but then again because I am paying more out of my own pocket. Then I get even more pissed because the only people that have benefitted from this POS health care bill is a few major drug companies.
It's my money that I pay for services for me. In its simplest form this is what is happening to us....
we go to a mechanic because we need new tires. The mechanic tells us that for the 200 we normally spend, rather than 4 tires now we only get 2 and they are less quality. The reason for the increase in price and decrease that we are getting is because he is taking the extra money and giving it to his wealthy friend who went to the casino, blew all his money and needs to make a mortgage payment on his million dollar mansion.