Over the last several years, we have seen small tax cuts which have been negated by tax increases in other areas. Now, in the face of potentially decreasing revenues, our state government is meeting to consider raising taxes again. Instead, I believe government needs to eliminate wasteful spending. This money is your money. Raising taxes should be the last option to consider, not the first. When we see surpluses again, which I am sure we will in the future, your money should be returned to you. As Lt. Governor, I will seek to make our government smaller, less expensive, rather than larger.