The whole reason to the start of the revolution ,and hence this country, was to prevent an increase in taxes. Cut big government spending and let states start running their own projects like the way this country was meant to be run. For every tax dollar the federal government collects it loses money because it has to pay for other stupid things ($600 billion dollar defense budget which is 10x as large as the #2... and I've seen what the military spends money on and god only knows how many slush funds other government entities have). Oh and not to mention the 4+ trillion dollars in treasury bonds the Fed owns and has to figure how not to collapse the global economy in September. I would much rather have a vote on these issues than an increase in tax...like we need another one. Are we the most taxed citizens yet? Or does Europe still hold the lead? Thank you for letting me rant.