Friday, November 23, 2007

Federal Spending

At The Conservative Voice there is an article by Paul M. Weyrich called "A Guide to Federal Spending Out of Control". There is a link in the article that lets you download a pdf booklet called "The Little Book of Big Government".

The article begins by stating:
One of the reasons the Democrats won that resounding victory in the 2006 elections is that Republicans lost their way. In the 109th Congress there was profligate spending which would have made President Lyndon B. Johnson blush. Following the 2006 elections the Party leadership resolved that the GOP was going to get back on track. The leadership determined that spending was again going to be a major issue for the Republicans.

Toward that end, Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) has produced a booklet to help GOP Members of Congress “in making the case for a smaller, less intrusive, more efficient and more effective federal government.”
After giving some example facts and figures, Mr. Weyrich says:
The Blunt booklet contains interesting information about eternal Federal programs, Federal regulations which stifle free enterprise, the looming entitlement crisis and much, much more. It is useful for every head of household, indeed every voter, to have around. In this era of remarkable technology, it will be possible to download in your browser the booklet by typing the web address mentioned above.

But I warn you, once you read and digest all of the data in the “Little Book of Big Government,” you won’t be able to put it down and moreover you will become part of the tax revolt in this country. You will demand that Congressmen and Senators cut back on government spending and your friends won’t want to see you coming as you demand that they understand the looming entitlement crisis. What are friends for if not to bother them on issues!
I recommend reading this article and downloading the booklet (it's 55 pages) so you can read and consider what it says. Government spending, especially by the federal government, is definitely out of control and citizens need to become aware of the details and contact their senators and congressmen to encourage them to turn things around. Or perhaps it would be best to demand that they turn things around.

Somehow those in government have gotten the idea that our money is their money and that they can spend it endlessly. Some of it is our own fault as citizens and voters because we don't realize the extent of the problem. This article and the booklet will help us to become informed and able to do something to stop the nonsense.

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At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Pop said...

As long as they can buy votes, nothing will change. It's really as simple as that. Politicians, of almost all stripes, believe that the money or wealth is the government's and the government will be generous and let the people have a little. When they talk about "paying" for a tax cut, that kind of gives things away.

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Mary A said...

Pop, that does seem to be the way of the world, doesn't it? Cater to voting blocs with government largesse and win your election.

The government's ideas about paying for tax cuts and saying that a smaller increase in a budget is a cut in that budget--all of it shows what politicians think of the people they are supposed to be representing.

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Titus Todd said...

We should be concerned about Federal Spending. Over the last year or so I have read some of the work of David M. Walker our current Comptroller General of the US. You can visit my blog(s) - Politics and Society or bReponsible where I just posted a David M. Walker "roundup" of information.

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Mary A said...

Thanks for the heads up, Titus. I'll go over and check out your posts.


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