When I want a car, I buy a car with my own money. When I go to dinner, I pay with my own money. If I want recreation, I go to Disneyland or Six Flags or a movie theater and pay for it with my own money. Where is the need to put a gun to my head and extract money from me to pay for these things?
I'm cool with private roads, power companies, water companies, schools and would just as soon eliminate all government police agencies for they are about as useful as teats on a bull.
The DP is for people who like liberty and not coercive government, so maybe you are posting to the wrong website. Are there not some "progressive" Obama-endorsing sights that might be more open to your tax and spend philosophy.