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It's the Waste, Stupid!
The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley

Posted on 01/13/2013 3:26:11 AM PST by Moseley

Conservatives are forgetting their most important lever: Voters logically must support raising taxes if they believe that every dollar of Federal spending is needed. But if some spending is unnecessary, cutting spending is correct. America is divided by assumptions about whether the Federal budget includes a lot of lard or is completely necessary.

Conservatives need to return to what built the conservative movement, to return to what works. We need to stop talking as if helping rich people become richer is our main priority. Despite years of effort in the past, conservatives must now explain all over again to today's generation of voters how their tax dollars are being thrown away.

Could we save money without harming anyone? Recently, news broke once again -- this time in New York State -- about welfare program debit cards being used in ATM machines at strip clubs, bars, liquor stores, porn video shops, hookah parlors, and tobacco shops. There are two problems: welfare cash is being spent for optional extras, not survival. Also, ATM fees cost the welfare program millions of dollars per year for the cash advances.

Promoters of more spending are implying -- to hoodwink low information voters -- that every penny Washington spends is necessary and well spent. If we cut necessary spending, then people will starve and America will fall apart. Bridges will collapse. Our food will be poisoned. Planes will fall out of the sky. Public schools will be boarded up. Liberals are bankrupting the nation based on the lie that spending cannot be cut without harm.

Examples are easy to find. Every year, Citizens Against Government Waste releases "The Pig Book" -- a list of absurdly unnecessary spending in the Federal budget.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: budget; budgetcuts; spending; waste

1 posted on 01/13/2013 3:26:20 AM PST by Moseley
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Ooops: Cutting Spending Turna on the Waste

2 posted on 01/13/2013 3:27:32 AM PST by Moseley (
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Force the Congress to approve a budget BEFORE debt ceiling increase.

Debate each item in the budget for just the reasons pointed out in this article.

Make the dem Senate write a budget. Make them pass it. Reconcile it with the house. Or, ... no debt ceiling increase.

3 posted on 01/13/2013 3:35:53 AM PST by Principled
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“Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results.”


The CA reached the conclusion that one of the biggest constraints to economic growth in Tunisia is the absence of institutions capable of ensuring “public sector accountability, the rule of law, and checks and balances on power.”

That’s the same conclusion I’ve reached about BIG GOVERNMENT.


Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

Shut it down. $top $pending. about we just SHUT DOWN the National Institute of Justice. Check out the squandered money awarded in

It’s just 1 agency in a multitude of agencies in 1 department, the Department of

We can shut down another money-wasting agency on Wednesday...and Thursday...and Friday...and every day for the remainder of the year.


Socialists have plundered America long enough.

$top $pending. DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

Conservatives in government? C’mon, you’ve got to be kidding.


But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law — which may be an isolated case — is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.

Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.


live - free - republic

4 posted on 01/13/2013 5:30:59 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Moseley about the newly-created CFPB, brainchild of socialist Elizabeth Warren S-Mass, unaccountable to Congress and operating under the auspices of the Federal Reserve (another unaccountable socialist creation).

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM. Sociailsts create more socialism.

5 posted on 01/13/2013 5:40:50 AM PST by PGalt
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