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  • Washington Needs Budget Sense

    Budget Sense, a bi-weekly newsletter from The Heritage Foundation, delivers the most recent developments in the struggle to bring America’s fiscal house in order and save the American Dream.

    Each issue of Budget Sense features the latest work from Heritage experts giving timely information, commentary, and analysis on the issues of federal spending, taxes, debt, and entitlements. Heritage experts go further and present timely, straightforward policies and solutions.

    A tsunami of spending is breaking over the United States. The entitlement programs consisting of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are already bankrupting the country and spending is on track to double by 2050. Meanwhile, the nation is heading towards a fiscal cliff of massive proportions. Under President Obama’s leadership, Congress is faced with a false choice between military insecurity and economic insecurity for 2013.

    Undoubtedly, long-term entitlement and budget reform is an uphill battle. However, the longer Congress waits to address the issues, the more difficult and painful reform will become. Waiting to make decisions could force European-style austerity that would be economically disastrous. One need look no further than Greece to see that delayed, crisis-driven decision making does not allow adequate time to weigh pros and cons of legislation and to make prudent decisions.

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    One Response to Washington Needs Budget Sense

    1. Biggbear52 says:

      Good article folks, one problem though. Washington does not need sense as it has not had any since about 45 years before my birth. What it needs is a good ole fashioned butt whooping. Pull out the rails and start filling them with the rumps of those that are even remotely anti-American or capitolism. If they take donation from special interests or union lobbyists or anything that might suggest anything other than what the ANERICAN PEOPLE say they want in a represenative or Senator or for that matter a president which currently do not have! What we instead have is a placed Manchurianized puppet of the rubber stamp kind. Here's the kicker, he aint even a U.S born citizen. That is not legal in any realm. So here we sit being plaid by God knows who and George Soros. The councel is at least 12 to 22 strong and they are pulling the socialist strings. Don't doubt it. If you do then prove me and those that know the truth wrong!

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