Thursday, August 04, 2005

Is the GOP Failing Fiscal Conservatives?

Congress is at it yet again. They continue to pass massive spending bills and gigantic tax breaks with no real logic behind their actions other than to up their chances for re-election in their home districts. It is ridiculious. I seem to remember the following line in the Contract with America that brought in the Class of 1994 (Tom Davis and Friends) which read:

THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out- of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses

That concept has been a steadfast governing mantra since we took control of Congress....... Oh I am sorry I just got really light headed there for a moment and thought I was satating that our party is fiscally responsible with the taxpayers dollars. This issue of course does not stop with the Republicans in Congress as we have seen the same attitude in Richmond. A growth of the budget by 79% over the past ten years while population of Virginia has only grown by 11%. Infact, if you had stuck to the line of inflation plus population growth as the indicator for budgetary growth you would have only seen a 30% 'Real Dollar' growth of the budget... While that sounds like alot you are looking at a savings of over $18 billion dollars. And that folks is a bigger savings to you than the Car Tax! But hey, who are we to judge how the General Assembly and Congress spend our money.


At 8/04/2005 12:08:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...



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