"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." –Benjamin Franklin
Do you want to live to be 100? (Assume there are no guarantees what your health will be like, other that what you know now.)
Do you want to be buried or cremated?
Have you made a will?
The economist Arthur Laffer theorized that, up to a certain point, a tax increase will always result in an increase in revenue for the taxing authority. Do you believe that reasonable tax cuts will mean greater revenue for the government?
If your were on a city council that was required to have balanced budgets, and your budget had a deficit, how would you fix this? (Assume that your community is taxed at the same rate that it is now).
Every politician promises to cut wasteful spending. In your city, do you think there's a lot of wasteful spending to cut?