Every dollar the United States government spends in debt is a dollar stolen from the next generation. Our current national debt stands at nearly $20 trillion. That’s over $60,000 per citizen and over $165,000 per taxpayer.
While liberals in Washington only want to raise taxes, the fact is we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. The United States Government took in a record $3.2 trillion in FY 2015. That is more than enough money to accomplish everything the government is charged with under the Constitution. Unfortunately, spending continues to grow and grow, blowing away historical norms and only accelerating faster in the years to come.
This is simple math, and it is unsustainable. Unfortunately, there are too many “math deniers” in Washington. This has to change.
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“In order to not bankrupt America, we need fast economic growth that counters big Washington spending. The reality is that we can’t navigate the debt crisis without tax reform and we can’t grow our economy without tax reform. Today's vote on the budget is an opportunity for Congress to complete tax reform, then move swiftly to spending reform."
A congressman from Ohio is set to introduce legislation that would consolidate 92 federal welfare programs into roughly a dozen, affecting about $1 trillion in government payouts and related administrative costs.
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), the Republican who replaced former House Speaker John Boehner in Ohio’s 8th District, said there is no need for so many welfare programs and so much duplication in welfare administration.
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WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Drain the Swamp Act of 2017, which will require all agencies in Washington, DC to relocate their headquarters outside of the DC metro area. No more than 10 percent of agency employees will be permitted to remain in Washington.