Writing about congressional concerns is often times difficult; speaking from a literate and critical mind. There are concerns that opposing political parties use and quite literally abuse against the other political party, as well as themselves as “law makers,” that illustrate for us who should be a congressional official.
This is the “Tale of the Tape” so to speak on what Congress should be working on — regardless of political loyalty as well as the notion of using positions of power for one’s sordid gain. One of the biggest reasons that I write about Congress is that inevitably it is you and I, our parents, friends, family members and “all lives matter” who end up paying for their lack of due diligence.
Perhaps the clearest way I can possibly illustrate this is when the [then Speaker of the House] Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-CA stated publically “well give us the (empty) Bill so we can write it!” Or another favorite of mine that I believe should seal a re-election non-performance is through communicating with my district’s representative Elijah Cummings D-MD, who wrote to me quite erroneously, “the reason I supported ObamaCare is that now, at least, the country has national health-care.”
Rep. Cummings’ sickening reply is something he should not have written to me or anyone who critically thinks. An irresponsible statement like Cummings’ and Pelosi’s show that these people are above all else politicians who are not the least bit interested in our lives.
A person can write about being in debt – or – their country’s national debt; although consequently, a person being in debt really is not all together different than the national debt as far as principle is concerned. However, as far as the national debt the majority of us may not have contributed nearly as much as some others; yet, we all are responsible one way or the other. It is the “other” that motivates me to write about it.
The national debt is more than $18 trillion, and unless corrective action is taken, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government will spend $7 trillion more in the next 10 years than it will receive in taxes. Debt levels this high will further weaken economic growth, and federal interest payments will crowd out other spending on the necessary functions of government. In the long term, Congress needs to drive down federal spending to a balanced budget while maintaining a strong national defense and without raising taxes.
While Congress cannot solve everything at once, it should seize the opportunities it will have during the remainder of 2015 to cap and cut spending, move to budget balance, and take steps toward tax reform that will allow free markets to grow the economy. These actions by Congress would strengthen America’s ability to provide opportunity for all.
Congress has set the federal government budget on a dangerous trajectory and must take corrective action now. Taxpayers pay enormous amounts of money to the government, and the government borrows additional huge amounts of money.
The government uses the taxes that it collects and the money that it borrows to pay for excessive spending, including spending for ever-expanding entitlement programs. As America’s national debt skyrockets, so does the interest the government must pay on that borrowed amount. Americans can no longer afford and should no longer tolerate the government’s excessive spending and astronomical debt.
In the long run, Congress needs to drive down federal spending, including through reform of entitlement programs, to a balanced budget while maintaining a strong national defense and without raising taxes. While Congress cannot solve everything at once, it can and must take the opportunities it faces in September through December of 2015 to cap and cut spending, move to budget balance, and take steps toward tax reform that will allow the free market to grow the economy.
Let’s take the time to see what these people are paid to do — and what is actually going on. Ready for some surprises?