The same $100.00 you made in 2010 is buying you just $80.00 worth of goods today. Your taxes have increased but the Washington elite wants more. Your SS retirement which should have been locked away and never touched (that was your money by the way and not a hand out social program like the Washington elite wants you to believe) but has been spent. Most of us Americans have tightened our belts, reduced our spending, cut back on charitable donations and just bascically watch our spending much closer because of higher taxes and inflation.I have a thought. We are sending billions of dollars as foreign aid to folks who don't like us in the first place and would cheer at the demise of America.Why not just stop those programs?