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It is true that our democracy is a participatory system. If you don't vote, your opinion can't be counted. If you don't utilize your voice, you certainly will not be heard. We agree that it's important to participate- have a dialogue with your representatives. It is vital.
I think the state and federal governments, and all of us individually as well, could be more efficient with our dollars. No doubt.
It's a never-ending argument: "we all pay way too much in taxes". It's a non-starter for a discussion because you will always want to keep your money. But of course, it's not being selfish- you just don't want to fund your government. It's always the same crew that fights any taxes and true fiscal responsibilty while simultaneously wrapping themselves in conservatism and our flag.
To be a fiscal conservative means to want a balanced budget. If you don't like the budget, get involved and try to change it. But we need to cover our costs this year and looking forward. Proposing kicker reform aims to balance our budget in perpetuity and I have difficulty understanding how anyone could oppose this.
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