It seems the last election was not about reducing government spending but rather raising taxes to increase spending. When I listen to what the people are telling me, they believe the government has grown too large and spend too much. But listen to Washington and that is not what we are saying at all. To the politicians who love their social programs, it seems they might want to seek out the free markets for their hearing tests instead of using government funded healthcare. I know of no one who wants more government except those who live off the tax dollars of others, they themselves do not pay taxes.

From what I remember, the people wanted smaller government, less spending and more working together to make America great again. Since the election I hear the politicians on the left redefining the meaning of the last election. To the left, the election was about more taxes on the rich and working to keep the social programs in place and growing. The right sees things in a different way; they see the last election as a referendum on Washington and their out of control spending. The right has it right this time.

The election was in fact, a demand for Washington to stop spending our children into debt. I think someone might want to tap President Obama on the shoulder and let him know. The agenda on the left is to keep spreading the wealth around while increase taxes on those who hire you and me. Currently the United States has the second highest tax rates in the world, second only to Japan. This means when a company wants to expand, the United States is excluded most of the time; is there any wonder why our jobs are going elsewhere?

I usually stay unhappy with Washington most of the time, but this new blood in Washington seems to actually be listening. The only drawback to this is, the necessary cuts are in the social programs the American people have become dependent (addicted) on. The only way to save these programs is to eliminate some contributors. Might I suggest cutting those who do not pay into the program?

We have two choices on the issue and only two. One is to go broke and become a fully socialist country or put spending in a box and take the hit now instead of our children later. This is the first generation in our history where we are so self-centered; we actually do not care about our children. We kill our babies thousands daily; we turn our children over to the state for all of their education. When they come home, we turn them over to the television or let them roam the streets not knowing where they are or what they are doing.

In the past, we would go without food, cloths, healthcare needs, in an effort to provide a better life for our children than we had. This is no longer the case; we say we love our children but when it comes to the slightest discomfort, we will drop them like a rock. The social programs have provided justification for unwed mothers, destroyed the family and killed the drive to save for our retirement.

We should be ashamed of ourselves for delivering our children to the government to raise. In most cases, the parents have no idea what the children are learning and never ask. We send them into their rooms to do homework, Watch TV, anything just to get them out from under our feet. What this all boils down to is the parents of the children could not care less about their well being. If you believe this is not you; what government programs, the government spends tax money on, are you willing to give up?