4 results for tag: spending


We Need the ‘Penny Plan’

Our debt has exceeded $21.5 trillion and continues to climb. While most politicians in Washington are a-okay with spending our country into oblivion, Sen. Rand Paul continues to push the budget that we have preferred for years – the Penny Plan. Sen. Paul recently reintroduced the Penny Plan in the US Senate, and yet again the majority of the Senate voted it down. When will our lawmakers take our federal debt seriously? More on the Penny Plan: Sen. Paul's plan proposed cutting two pennies for every federal dollar spent over the next five years to balance the budget by assuming the repeal of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. It would also make ...

Careless Federal Spending Should Make All Americans Angry

Leave it to the absolute mess that is the D.C. Swamp to launch spending to new heights. Thanks to unelected bureaucrats and a clueless Congress, the federal deficit is higher than its ever been. Spending is also up, to the tune of $3 trillion for the first quarter of 2019. That number is simply unheard of. Federal spending is absolutely out of control, and action to curb this outrageous spending must be taken soon. CNS News crunched the numbers: For the first time in the history of the United States, the federal government has spent more than $3 trillion in the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement ...

Lawmakers Carelessly Fatten Up Pork Barrel Projects

Balancing the government budget is a tough issue. How are lawmakers handling it? By coming up with unnecessary projects to increase more spending, of course. The Hill has the details: When you tally up all 435 representatives, 100 senators, and the needs of 50 states, the spending grows so large that ridiculous projects can be shoehorned into bills with little oversight. Members of Congress love earmarks. They make great reelection fodder and present a stellar opportunity to get on the cover of the Palookaville Picayune. After all, if you have money from the other 434 districts for an in kind donation to your next term, then why would you not ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: It’s Time to Bring Fiscal Sanity Back to Washington

Will the government ever stop spending money it does not have? This week, Senator Rand Paul tried to provide a solution to Washington’s spending addiction. Paul’s “Penny Plan” (which would implement a miniscule two cents on the dollar spending reduction and balance the budget in just five years) earned only 22 votes. Once again, Washington has swept a major problem under the rug leaving future generations to deal with it. Although his efforts fell short, Rand Paul still tried to bring fiscal sanity to Washington. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary: [I]f the federal government actually spent 2 percent less next year than it did this ...