I am so not smarter than a 5th grader, but here is what I remember from 5th grade history. The thirteen colonies started the revolutionary war because of many reasons and one of the largest was excessive taxation without representation. The colonists were taxed to support England and noting was given back to them in return. Hum, this sounds a little like what is currently happening in America now.
The tax burden that is being put on Americans is outrageous. Social Security is being raped by people that have given up on supporting themselves and now expect everyone else to support them. There are a lot people that receive support from the government that truly deserve it and just as many who play the system who do not deserve it at all.