I got a kick out of this letter to the editor of a local newspaper. OK, nobody will disagree, especially in Illinois, that government could shrink a little. But methinks the great Teabagger puppeteers have something else in mind! Just more evidence that the teabaggers have been fooled:
<em>I am one of the many hardworking taxpayers who say we pay enough taxes. I am also one of the many hardworking taxpayers who say we do not want our elected officials to reduce the entitlement programs that actually help our fellow citizens.
The problem is the definition of "smaller government." By smaller government, we mean fewer elected officials, not reduced regulations or benefits!
Each city or village has its local officials, with staffs, offices, expense accounts, health benefits that most of us could never afford on our own and ridiculous pensions. Multiply this by the county level, state level and federal level, and the problem becomes obvious.
We the taxpayers simply can no longer afford to support the "ruling aristocracy" that our elected officials have created.</em>
I am one of the many hardayers who