Comment Last Three
October 02, 2010
We the people and tax payers must demand that Congress stop its wasteful ways and how it does business. Companies cannot run their business like Congress runs their part of the national government. Fundamentals must be changed on how Congress taxes, develops legislation, and passes bills. Also, we must demand the "perks" of being a member of Congress is very limited with term limits, no retirement, limited staff budgets, limited time in session, and accountability standards.
Congress must fundamentally rethink the way it spends taxpayer money, including getting rid of massive multi-agency spending bills and forcing lawmakers who want to add new government programs to first cut an existing one, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner said Thursday. All earmarks must be challenged and defended or should not be used at all. Congress should be rated on their job of national and border security, international diplomacy, fiscal integrity, passing mandatory spending bills, programs that are cut or reduced, and on limiting the federal government's role in our lives.
The inertia in Washington is currently to spend and spend and spend without any fiscal responsibility because Congress keeps voting to extend the nation's debt limit. Rules should be rewritten so each agency gets a thorough review every year, and the incentives are set up to cut, rather than expand, government. How many agencies spend money at the end of the fiscal year so they will not be cut the next year?
Republicans and Democrats alike have forgotten how to legislate and do their job according to our Constitution. Too many members of Congress think that to be successful they must create new programs and spend more money. Congress needs to get back to basics and do only the job they are authorized.
We do not want socialism, but a Republic where individuals are responsible for themselves, free enterprise without government control, and our God-given rights.