Local political analyst Elliot Stonecipher says government spends way too much money and it's time for residents to demand change.

Stonecipher writes:

Most notably, Shreveport water and sewer rates rose 13% and 55%, respectively, in 2013. Between this year and 2022, the water rates will rise at least another 12%, and sewer rates by at least another 61%.

Stonecipher cites the recent increase in the CenterPoint franchise fee as a prime example of "taxing everything that twitches."

He says the drop in the population in Shreveport and Caddo Parish should bring with it cuts in spending, but he says that is not happening. Check out our interview with Stonecipher: