I only ask for a few things out of my representatives before they show me their new tax plan.

First, show me your taxes (especially the Trump family) and tell me how it is going to affect your taxes. Next balance the budget. Like most politicians, that will involve shifting who pays for the services rather than actually reducing the cost.

Last, look at what happened to deficit spending 30 years ago when the last overhaul took place. So, if deficits take place, throw in a provision that all tax cuts then disappear. That should encourage fiscal responsibility.

— Dave Thomas, Bakersfield