I met a couple from California yesterday. The husband said, “Our state is broke and I just want to know where our tax dollars are going.” It seemed to be difficult for him say that his state is broke. He said that their taxes have been raised and teachers have been losing their jobs. He wants know why his state government is making the choices they are making with his money. I met another man from California who told me that Californians are not as the rest of the country pictures. He said that their state government does not reflect the values of the citizens.
In the rest of the country, we feel the same way. We see taxes go up, and sometimes taxes go up and we do not realize it because the way politicians raise the taxes. We see that our country is in debt. We see that other countries are losing faith in the dollar. We wonder where are our tax dollars are going. We have seen the bailouts, and we wonder, “Why is our government making these choices with our money?” We look at our politicians and know that their decisions do not reflect our values of freedom and responsibility.
Our country was founded to be a country in which the values of the people were reflected by the government. It is a country in which the people hold the politicians accountable. On July 4, we will stand up and say, “Enough already.” We want our politicians to know where we stand and that we going to hold them accountable. If they do not listen to the people, they will find out what it is like to be unemployed.