People who say that the government should pay for or do something fail to understand that what they’re saying in reality is, “I want to pay for these things,” but then they complain about paying taxes. They don’t seem to comprehend that the government administers the money each of us contributes.
Of course, we would all like to pay less, but the way to accomplish this is by moderating our demands on government and ensuring that administrators are prudent in the use of our money. Each of us, when requesting something, has to remember to bring our checkbook; asking for more than you’re willing to pay for is the source of deficits.
David Anderson, Miami Beach