The Federal Government is spending us into bankruptcy. At the state level we need to make tough choices that hold down costs. We need elected officials who can just say no instead of asking for handouts from the national government that come with strings attached. Taxpayers are bearing the brunt of the government's latest spending spree. The more elected officials spend trying to win votes, the less money you and I have to keep from our hard earned paychecks. We need to stop the big spenders from taxing us into oblivion for more social welfare programs.
We are on a mission to save our state from waste, fraud and abuse. The first place to start is by understanding which programs help and which ones merely exacerbate the problem. Sometimes our methods of involvement actually do more damage than good. Those who study alcoholism understand the concept of co-dependency. In many cases, the government has been acting like a co-dependent---enabling people to destroy themselves so that they will have a greater need for more government. The only lasting solutions come from the private sector.
Cynthia Davis discusses property tax issues with the O'Fallon Senior Advisory Council