Since I was unfairly called out for being selfish in a thread I hadn't even posted in, this question begs to be asked. Social Security - Is it selfish to want to phase out the current system and replace it with a mandatory investment into safe investments, like the S&P 500, so people can grow their own wealth and the poor can become part of the investment class. We could reduce the tax by 2/3 (over time), use the 1/3 as a true safety net for the indigent and allow everyone to earn a good retirement. Or is it selfish to take so much money from people that they don't have enough left to save and invest ? Schools - Inner city schools cost $15K per student per year. By CA standards of 20 kids/class through 3rd grade and 32 kids/class thereafter that's $300K per class through 3rd grade and $480K thereafter. Is it selfish to say that's enough ? Or is it selfish to expect taxpayers to throw more money into the pit when the issue is whether the kids want to learn. Roads - Depending on your state you pay about $3 of gas tax every time you put 10 gallons in your car. And look at all the cars on the road every day. Is it selfish to say I don't want to pay more or is it selfish for the people to want me to pay more when there's a sick amount of money going into the gas tax pit and, yet, our roads are still awful. Health Care - I've said many times that I'm fine with taxes going to catastrophic things like cancer or heart attacks. Is it selfish to not want to pay for grandpa's viagra or little Joey's visit to the doctor because he has a cold ? Or is it selfish for people to expect every little thing to be paid for by taxpayers. Abortion - Is it selfish to want us to not murder thousands of would be kids every day ? Or is it selfish or would be mothers to execute their unborn ? When I started having sex I found ads where I could get a couple hundred condoms for $5 or so. Maybe they weren't the best but they worked. Or maybe it's selfish for me to expect people to use condoms. There's other examples but I'm tired of typing. Is my side really selfish ? Maybe you think so - but I don't.