We expect our federal government to protect our borders and to protect our individual freedoms as Americans. And beyond that, we want them out of our pockets and away from our families and businesses. The Minnesota Legislature needs far greater fiscal responsibility to reduce the tax burden on working citizens. We can only do this by cutting government waste and eliminating unnecessary programs. Taxpayers deserve to have their hard earned money spent with frugality and fiscal discipline. Everyone is asked to live within their means, government must do the same. We must ease the tax burden on all taxpaying citizens.