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It Will Take An Ax, Not A Scalpel, To Control Federal Spending
Inestor's Business Daily ^ | April 27, 2017 | Adam Brandon (Freedomworks)

Posted on 04/29/2017 11:55:30 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The federal government once again hit the debt ceiling. The ceiling limits the amount of money the federal government can borrow — a number that was set at $20.1 trillion.

Although the issue should have been dealt with in 2015, then-Speaker John Boehner capitulated to President Obama and postponed the debt limit until March 16, 2017. Since then, the federal debt has grown by $1,414,397,000,000 — more than one trillion in less than two years.

President Trump promised during his campaign to bring back American prosperity and make Washington work for everyone — not just for the small group of Washington elite inside the Beltway.

His recently released budget decisively delivers on these promises and deserves its title: "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again." It recognizes that federal spending is out of control and represents the first serious attempt to tame it in decades.

Although the budget does grant significant increases to Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, it is more remarkable for the significant cuts that it makes. The EPA received a 31% cut. It cuts the Agriculture budget by 21% and the State Department budget by 28%.

The plan also cuts funding entirely to several smaller federal programs, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Between these cuts, the freeze on federal hiring and President Trump's executive orders on regulation, government and its stranglehold on American industry will loosen.

Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination also helps in this respect: He is an avowed opponent of Chevron deference, the court ruling that allows agencies to irresponsibly interpret laws as they please if there is no clear mandate from Congress.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; collapse; congress; debt; debtceiling; debtcrisis; deficit; gop; nationaldebt; speakerryan; spending; trumpbudget
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1 posted on 04/29/2017 11:55:30 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


2 posted on 04/29/2017 11:55:54 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (April 2006 Message from Dan: http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If you aren’t eliminating whole departments of government, you aren’t serious.


3 posted on 04/29/2017 11:57:34 AM PDT by marron
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What’s Trump’s position on SS and Medicare?

He should slice medicaid.

Actual discretionary spending is a small part of our budget.

If SS and Medicare remain the same, there will be no balanced budget, i’m afraid

I could be VERY wrong.


4 posted on 04/29/2017 12:03:16 PM PDT by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Good article. Who's Inestor?
5 posted on 04/29/2017 12:07:08 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Have you ever wondered why approx. 500 of the advertised “best and brightest” Can’t scrape up enough intelligence to balance a budget?


6 posted on 04/29/2017 12:07:29 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The RINO’s in congress will never cut spending. They love big govt as much as the Dems.


7 posted on 04/29/2017 12:08:00 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: dp0622

Honestly, I look at past times of heroism — like “the greatest generation” and I marvel at what people sacrificed. Young men with their whole lives ahead of them, and they gave it all so that others could have a bright future.

SS and Medicare? It may be a that a generation has to lose all of that. We can’t afford it. Be a hero. Say goodbye to government payments. Yes, it’s a sacrifice. But better people have sacrificed more.


8 posted on 04/29/2017 12:08:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Abortion is what slavery was: immoral but not illegal. Not yet.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Does not! It takes one second for the A/P manager to walk over and click ‘hold’ or ‘cancel’ the payee. When that payee gets the drift, he quits providing goods or services.


9 posted on 04/29/2017 12:10:32 PM PDT by txhurl (BOOM BOOM! - what is it - :)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Right now we need a Serial Program Killer, an axe wielding maniac of budget restraint, a man who prefers governance to constitutional means over the welfare of individuals.


10 posted on 04/29/2017 12:15:55 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It Will Take An Ax, Not A Scalpel, To Control Federal Spending.

It just takes the will to control it. And nobody in Washington has that.

11 posted on 04/29/2017 12:18:18 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Georgia Girl 2
The RINO’s in congress will never cut spending. They love big govt as much as the Dems.

DING! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

12 posted on 04/29/2017 12:19:23 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Forget the scalpel and the ax.

Break out the guillotine.

Just a thought :-)


13 posted on 04/29/2017 12:20:23 PM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

An old steam drill, TNT, and a bigly YUGE wrecking ball.


14 posted on 04/29/2017 12:21:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mewzilla

Our ancestors woulda been breaking out the tar and feathers by now...


15 posted on 04/29/2017 12:21:46 PM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
From the article:Sounds good. Who helped Rep Johnson write this proposal? Which organizations had input?
16 posted on 04/29/2017 12:27:51 PM PDT by upchuck (Greed is a word leftists use to describe what conservatives call ambition. h/t Mike Rosen)
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To: mewzilla

Some grocery store gossip rag had Trump on the cover with
“TAXES CHAINSAW MASSACRE” in huge letters.

I thought that was pretty funny.

:)


17 posted on 04/29/2017 12:28:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Where is evil? Often where you least expect it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Which is why it won’t happen.


18 posted on 04/29/2017 12:31:50 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: Salamander

Massacre, huh? Sigh. Unless baseline budgeting has been repealed, we’re really looking at a paper cut.


19 posted on 04/29/2017 12:45:23 PM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Salamander

Good idea. Start sending chainsaws to the White Tower.


20 posted on 04/29/2017 12:54:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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