Many people don’t realize how much government spending has grown. Scott Rasmussen writes, “If government spending in America just held pace with population growth and inflation since 1954, government spending today would total $1.3 trillion. Instead, spending this year will top $5.4 million.”
Since 1954, Democrats controlled Congress for 44 years, Republicans for 12, and both overspent.
The federal debt is now over $15 trillion. The Obama administration has to ask to borrow more money very soon. He will meet some resistance to increasing the debt. The media will play up this “crisis” and blame Republicans for putting the nation in peril. Democrats will run more advertising showing Republicans throwing old ladies off a cliff. That’s how we got into this mess.
Voters must at some point realize that the biggest threat to all of us is overspending by the government. We must stop voting for those who promise government handouts and bailouts.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims unemployment checks and food stamps stimulate the economy. Mark Twain said, “In the world of politics there are lies, damed lies and statistics.” The Gallup poll reports the number of people in the U.S. who are not able to find a full-time job was 18.1 percent in November. Don’t trust government numbers.