As for our water resources and their need for protection, most forward thinkers see water as the next natural resource over which our wars will be fought, so I say let’s be smart and protect and conserve it as much as possible. I refer you to the book “Peak Water” by Alexander Bell (Luath Press, 2009). The taxpayers might not have to shell out so much of their money if the corporations who do most of the water polluting (read air, land, etc.) would clean up their own messes.
As for taxes, the “liberal Democrats”, as you describe them, know that the money to run our government and care for our citizens must come from somewhere, unless you want to throw the baby out with the dishwater. You and your cohorts don’t seem to care about your constituents and finding the money to help them, only about getting rid of the Democrats. What choices do you offer, Mr. Kappler?
What has happened to reasonable, respectful dialogue and compromise in our governments, both State and Federal? I’m so tired of the vitriol and diatribe. Someone must have elected those Democrats and that someone expects you to work with them. So either get in there and get things done by working with the reps that “all” the people have elected, or get off the pot!