The plain truth is that we are broke. America is in debt up to our collective eyebrows, of trillions of dollars. Today, we are told that the federal deficit last month was $82.69 billion, nearly four times the $20.91 billion shortfall of April a year ago — and nearly two times what Wall Street economists had expected.
The GOP is finally doing something creative about government spending. It’s a website called “You Cut” that allows us to vote on spending cuts that we want to see the House enact.
For example, here’s a proposed cut that got my vote: Taxpayer Subsidized Union Activities.
Currently, some federal employees spend up to 100% of their workweek, paid by taxpayers, doing work for their union. Federal employees unions collect millions in revenue each year and spend significant amounts on political activities and lobbying, but they are subsidized by the taxpayer for their official functions. Cutting this from the federal budget will mean $600 million in savings!
Here’s another program that got my vote: New Non-Reformed Welfare Program.
You won’t believe this, but this program is designed to incentivize states to increase their welfare caseloads without requiring able-bodied adults to work, get job training, or otherwise prepare to move off of taxpayer assistance. This ridiculous program was created in 2009 as a backdoor way to undo the welfare reforms of the Clinton administration which had saved taxpayers billions of dollars and ended the cycle of generational dependency on welfare. Cutting this program will mean $2.5 billion in savings.
To vote online, CLICK HERE.
A big h/t to beloved Fellowship member Tina!