GOP spending out-of-control

Mark Tapscott has written a great piece criticizing the Bush administration and the Republican controlled Congress for its massive government spending. I agreed with the formation of the Dept. of Homeland Security and I understand that a global war on terrorism costs money, however, the excessive spending by a GOP controlled federal government is ridiculous. Read on

Excerpts:

“Federal outlays are going up so fast that in 2004 for the first time since World War II Washington spent more than $21,000 per household but collected only about $18,000 in revenue, causing budget deficits to explode. The rate of increase in spending was faster only during the “guns and butter” era of the Vietnam War and LBJ’s Great Society programs, according to figures compiled by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Simply put, the GOP majority has been spending federal tax dollars like drunken sailors since 2001, increasing outlays by an average of 7.25 percent annually. Inflation increased by a mere 2.0 percent average in those same years. …”

It is time for the “Conservative Party” to remember that the money they are spending so freely belongs to us the taxpayers. Let’s stop the pork barrel spending.

“Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.”
President Ronald Reagan

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