Congress Spending the Most Since 2009 — Obama’s First Year in Office!

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News Daily host and Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle on Thursday that the “stench of the swamp is sucking in everyone on Capitol Hill,” regarding the Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell deal.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said, “This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless — the biggest spending increase since 2009. I urge every American to speak out against this fiscal insanity.”

For generations now, our federal government has been all things to all people. That has to stop. If the people will not stop it, then at some point reality will.

Instead of being all things to all people, the government has to stop being most things it currently is. We have to go back to what’s fiscally responsible, morally justified, economically prudent and — by the way — Constitutionally-mandated.

Most of what the federal government currently does, it should not be doing. Most of it should be phased out. In practice, this would mean less and less spending on nondefense items each year. More defense spending is likely justified, given the threats of ISIS, Iran, North Korea and much else, but the debate should be over how much and on which items. Defense is mandated by our Constitution. Most of the other things our government presently provides for us are not.

That is the real issue.

Even with President Trump in office and Republicans (for now) in charge of Congress, they’re spending the most since at any time since 2009 — Obama’s first year in office, the period of greatest federal spending in American history! It’s not a matter of Democrats and Republicans. It’s not even a matter of the people versus the government. It’s the people versus themselves. Most Americans want the federal government to do all it’s currently doing, and probably a whole lot more. Until or unless that changes, the Swamp will be the Swamp, and Congress will continue spending like drunken sailors.

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