Government Spending - Do the Math - why so crazy? answer - Convention of States
by Andy Flagg, Publication Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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From the White House today, and reported on lots of channels, why are we here? How did we get here? Who is to blame? Who is continuing to allow this pain and suffering? Can we line everyone up in government and do a quick vote, and hold all of them together and look around the room and get everyone to agree to stop this madness. Is that possible?
Just do a roll call, and let's start at the top, or shall we start at the bottom and then as we get to the top, let's see everyone squirm and start to finger point.
We shall see. No one in their right mind could allow this irrational spending to continue. I have watched it and watched it, and hoped for good people to come together to stop this madness and it still has not happened.
Why not get this fixed? I know someone who will do it. Will some people try to stop them? Absolutely and it's not me. We need to curb our appetite for debt spending. No more. Repeat that, no more.
I want us, the people, and them our government who are also included in this boat we call the USA to get a grip, and let us decide who gets what, where is the line between Federal Government and State Government.
I want State Government to do its best, and the Federal Government to do its best. I don't want each to duplicate each others "be best" initiatives. One organization or the other, not both.
Lets work on that together at the State Level to pull back what we need from the Federal Government and to push to the Federal Government what the States should not be doing. Let's decide that list and segment and optimize our scope, time and resources. (Project Management 101
The White House • March 11, 2019
The worst number in Washington
If you needed a single number to
represent Washington’s decades of dysfunction before President Donald J.
Trump was elected, that’s a good place to start.
In the 20 years
from 1997 to 2017—President Trump’s first in office—America’s national debt nearly quadrupled
just over $5 trillion to more than $20 trillion. Those skyrocketing
deficits accompanied a Federal Government that was increasingly
unaccountable to its citizens, putting favored interests ahead of U.S.
In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama
called the $4 trillion
in debt accumulated under President George W. Bush "unpatriotic.” Once
in the White House, President Obama himself then swelled the national
debt by nearly $9 trillion. After losing the presidency in 2016,
Democrats once again ramped up their tough talk on the deficit, this
time as a means of attacking President Trump and Congressional
Well, good news
—the 2020 budget proposed by President
Trump today gives both parties a chance to show Americans where they
stand on Washington’s "unpatriotic” spending addiction. With economic
growth soaring above 3 percent and unemployment at its lowest in 50
years, now is the moment to lift the debt burden off of our children’s
President Trump’s budget
was written with the working American citizen in mind:
Republicans and Democrats both
- Taxpayers first. Recent history is clear about
the source of our debt problem. The issue isn’t that Americans are taxed
too little—it’s that Washington spends far too much. President Trump’s
2020 proposal reduces spending by $2.7 trillion and balances the Federal
budget in 15 years.
- Promises kept. This budget prioritizes the
Government’s core responsibilities to its citizens. It allocates $32.5
billion for border security and immigration enforcement, more than $80
billion to fully support medical care for veterans, and $750 billion to
continue rebuilding American national defense.
- Government waste slashed. Few Americans know that
every year, the Federal Government spends $68 million on international
labor activities, such as promoting unions in South America. Or that
Washington spends $35,000 per student—more than tuition at many top
universities—to send tens of thousands of young people to "Jobs Corps”
centers with an abysmal safety and security record. This type of
underreported, unchecked waste and abuse must end.
call out the national
debt when the other party is in power—no surprise there. The difference
today is that only one party, led by President Trump, is actually trying
to cut spending once in office.
Pay close attention
to whether Democrats suddenly go silent about our national debt.
Russ Vought: "Spending Addiction Threatens American Economic Resurgence”
By the numbers
: President Trump’s pro-American 2020 budget
more to come...
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