My taxes pay for lots of things I don't use or get direct benefit from, but still ought to be there. My biggest gripe is paying the salaries and lifetime retirement of congressmen/women who don't really do much for the "general welfare" we are told government is all about. Why should I pay for their health insurance when I know a lovely young family who have been bankrupted because of having no insurance when their baby developed a serious illness and the company canceled them immediately. This used to be a compassionate country.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots. Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism