A necessary evil. They pay for the infrastructure of our lives, from roads to schools. They pay the salaries of those who make our lives safer and better, our firemen, law enforcement, and our teachers. Elected officials must guard against over- stepping or being led astray by programs that "sound good." Instead they must ask themselves if this is the role of government. I believe in the old adage, "less is more." As good folks we can always find a worthwhile way to spend the taxpayer's money, but the question is "should we?" That is the question I will be asking myself about any issues regarding taxation.