Bob Beauprez

President Obama is betting his re-election chances on convincing enough people that Americans are not taxed enough.  His designated villain is millionaires - a class that virtually everybody would like to be in. 

On the week that we all have the IRS and taxes on our mind, however, it is instructive to look at the bigger picture.  The Tax Foundation and the Republican Study Committee offer us the following graph that shows Americans spend more on government at the federal, state, and local level that to provide the essentials of food, shelter and clothing.  Yikes! 

 


Bob Beauprez

Bob Beauprez is a former Member of Congress and is currently the editor-in-chief of A Line of Sight, an online policy resource. Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Beauprez was a dairy farmer and community banker. He and his wife Claudia reside in Lafayette, Colorado. You may contact him at: http://bobbeauprez.com/contact/