My God, what a jerk!<quoted text>
No, you didn't personally build the roads and highways. We pay taxes and the government disburses those revenues hopefully into areas that will benefit the country, the populace and the economy as a whole. The mantra of the conservative right is to cut, cut and cut more and in the history of civilization no one has ever cut their way to prosperity.
Yes I pay for fire and police protection with my taxes so yes, theoretically they work for me but I depend on them to do their jobs.
Doesn't that raw skin beneath your leased collar irritate you?
Maybe a numb skull has something to do with it.