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Federal Government has a Spending, not a Revenue Problem

In their budget book for 2015, subtitled "106 ways to reduce the size and scope of government," the Heritage Foundation provides this quote from the introduction:

"The 114th Congress has an opportunity and obligation to stop Washington’s taxpayer-financed spending spree. Over the past 20 years spending has grown 63% faster than inflation. Unless leaders emerge with the courage to change the nation’s course for the better, the future looks like more of the same as total annual spending will grow from $3.5 trillion in 2014 to $5.8 trillion in 2024."

You can read more here, including the introduction, the danger of inaction, and where to begin, among several other sub-headings.

The budget book contains eight charts, which show the growth of government, including the one below, which shows the federal government does not need higher taxes, but rather has a spending problem:


We encourage all Growls readers to express their outrage over the federal government's unsustainable growth to their members of Congress. Find out what your Congress Critter is doing to achieve sustainable growth for the federal government. Contact information is available at Thomas (use left-hand column). Taxpayers living in Virginia's Arlington County, can contact:

  • Senator Mark Warner (D) -  write to him or call (202) 224-2023
  • Senator Tim Kaine (D) -- write to him or call (202) 224-4024
  • Representative Don Beyer (D) -- write to him or call (202) 225-4376

Ask for a written response, and tell them ACTA sent you.

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