"Goodies?" Public safety, defense, education, and children's health are just "goodies" - special treats like cake or candy? Please.<quoted text>
All those goodies mean higher taxes.
But what would you care?
The American people have decided that there are certain services and tasks we want from our government. Things like good roads, clean water, clean air, safe medicines, safe food, national security, a good education, a criminal justice system, fire and police protection, safe working conditions, a secure monetary system, safe and effective energy production, free and fair elections, safe air, ship, and rail travel, a strong import/export system, a strong economy, and much, much more.
These things enhance our freedom and make the United States the greatest nation on earth. But they cost something.
The difference between liberals and conservatives is that conservatives want all these "goodies", but you want them FOR FREE.
You're very happy living in the greatest nation on earth but you don't want to pay for it. You take full advantage of all the services the government offers, but when it comes time to pay for them, you shriek "the government is STEALING our money!!"