Government officials who value money over human life dominate the current political scene. ‘No new taxes’ is the mantra. Economic systems should serve people; not the other way around. If our economic system does not serve the needs of citizens everywhere, it’s time to replace it with something better. Under fascist and communist societies, the people serve the uses of the state. In our country, the state should serve the people. Saving money means very little when human needs are going unfulfilled.