Again, federal spending is eating away at my gut. The Heritage Foundation today released a long term balanced budget proposal that is a logical approach to potentially solving our federal bankruptcy. Painless? That would be impossible. Practical? Perhaps. Necessary – Absolutely.
This to my three Congressment today!
My Colorado Representatives:
It should be no secret to any of you three that our federal government continues to “swell” rather than grow – especially when viewed from a cost vs. benefit point-of-view. “Swelling” (abnormal enlargement of a body part) is acceptable when related to injured physical body parts but should not be accepted when related to government treatment of perceived socioeconomic ailments.
Anyone that spends any time at all looking at the federal dumping of our monies into dated, if not antiquated, programs that began with what seemed (and were usually defined as) a localized, short term requirement have continued – unabated and swelling. Now those programs are holes in the federal budget sieve that will forever, it seems, drain funds from our treasury. Just because,” It seemed like a good idea at the time,” doesn’t mean it is a good idea for all time!
Thanks to the Heritage Foundation’s efforts to analyze our federal spending habits (I would say “budgeting habits,” but despite the law, budgeting is a thing of the past) we can look at a few of the 200+ unnecessary (according to the Heritage Foundation) programs we finance:
Perhaps rather than spending time thinking of new ways to spend our bloated government out of bankruptcy, it is time to figure out a way to reduce both the size and cost of government. Our government could survive with that sort of attention. Otherwise??
But Congress seems to be more involved investigating the investigators, invading the President’s financial privacy (he is a citizen too,) and crying out for Presidential impeachment – no matter why!!
It is painful, but we’re watching!
Tom Howe – Flying W Ranch – Hotchkiss, Colorado
 Heritage Foundation – BlueprintforBalance_AFederalBudgetforFY2020.pdf