Government officials must be accountable and transparent with taxpayer funds. Government should fund basic services and our officials should restrict the seemingly ever-present ambition to grow new programs. Sadly, we are seeing the shrinking our middle class and an increasing immobility for those finding themselves in poverty. Some believe this is because government is not doing enough. Karianne believes these problems, in large part, stem from bad government policy, runaway debt, and an increasing number of inefficient and costly programs. She trusts taxpayers know how to spend their money more efficiently and more wisely than governments do.