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Lee Bright on Budget & Economy

 


All federal spending comes from pockets of taxpayers

Federal spending in 2011 broke all records reaching $3.6 trillion and now consumes nearly 25% of total economic output. Simply put, that is unsustainable.

All that money comes from one place: the pockets of American taxpayers (or worse the pockets of future generations of taxpayers through unconscionable debt). Federal spending has been climbing steadily since Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty.

There is no reason to think that a majority of members in the current Congress have the will--or even the desire--to change the budget trajectory. For generations, politicians in Washington have seduced more and more Americans into becoming dependent on handouts and government programs. In turn, these politicians have used the growing ranks of poor, unemployed, and program-dependent citizens as an excuse to expand spending even more.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, BrightForSenate.com, "Issues" , Nov 22, 2013

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