Our tax system is too complicated, punishes business, and hurts families. We need to overhaul what we give our government and how we want them to spend it. Louisiana families and businesses all across this state make sacrifices every day to live within their means, and I believe our state government should be no different. These difficult times require all of us to reexamine our priorities and spending. Our state constitution prevents us from doing just that with the tax dollars we send to Baton Rouge. That is wrong. Our government is too big and the tax burden our businesses and families are asked to pay is too great. It is time for a meaningful change! Working together, we can get our spending under control and our budget back in order.