I have been a Republican since 1980 and my first Republican vote for Ronald Reagan. In 2005, my disgust with Republican overspending reaching a boiling point. Majority Leader Tom Delay said that the budget had been "cut to the bone" and I stopped contributing to the RNC, RSCC, and RCCC. With every solicitation I received from these organizations, I wrote in response about my opposition to deficit spending. Never ever received a response. If Republicans vote to increase taxes without huge cuts in entitlements and a clear plan to reach a balanced budget, I will change my registration from Republican to Independent. LikeRonald Reagan and the Democratic Party, it won't be me leaving the Republican Party - the Republican Party has left me.