I understand your pain and your complaint. My taxes are not low either. But aren't complaints about high taxes at least a little like complaints that "it's too hot"? I think that citizens need to educate themselves about the underlying facts related to high taxes and then make a decision as to what has to change, or what has to go, or what's not needed -- long term, not short term -- and then doing it. Just cutting taxes is something like using a rag to wipe away sweat. It doesn't cure the heat. Something needs to be done and that something is more than a mantra. Whenever someone tells me that taxes are too high, I ask them to name a program from which they benefit substantially, and then I ask how much of that are they willing to give up to lower taxes. The answer is almost always the same, "nothing." Instead, someone else has the "unfair" benefit and that someone else has to give up their benefit. Might that be a root of the problem? Even with the high taxes, most of us are much better off than people in most other parts of the world. And might that not be part of the problem too? How far and for how much have our wants replaced our needs? Few would disagree that we need solid education for our children -- they are our future. Children are incredibly expensive. All children are extremely valuable. And the list of truly valuable things is quite large. Valuable things are expensive. Perhaps smaller, less expensive cars; or smaller, less expensive houses; or fewer, less nutritious processed foods; or something less that the most expensive, life-saving procedure that prolongs life for a few weeks before the inevitable -- perhaps any or all of these and more is what needs to change so we can truly afford the things that are important.