I am convinced now more than ever that our government is headed in the wrong direction, and that we must act now to change the direction of our country. According to at least one federal source as of the date of this letter, our outstanding federal debt is $9,199,982,987,385.15, which works out to be around $30,000 per U.S. citizen. As Ronald Reagan once stated, "we don't have a trillion dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much." We have no choice but to stop wasteful spending. I pledge to reduce wasteful spending.