It is quite obvious some tax dollars are necessary as roads, schools, etc. need to be built and kept up to date. These taxes are not only necessary, but few complaints resonate from the populace about the payment of them. It is the unnecessary and misguided belief our government, and therefore higher taxation, are the answer to everything which doesn't sit well with anybody who treasures freedom. Undoubtedly, the greatest contribution to our unemployment, and subsequent social ills, has been the Free Trade Agreements which sent so many jobs south and overseas. This current economy, which we may, sadly, never recover from, is an obvious result from those agreements.