Are You Listening!

March 16, 2011

On the floor in the House today both sides discussed amendments to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program which the Republicans want to defund and save taxpayers 1 billion dollars of the 7 billion dollar program.  Sides are passionately debating what should be done with the billion dollars that are left in the program thus far unspent.  To the Democrats and Republicans alike elected by the people,  ARE YOU LISTENING!

We are a bankrupt nation do you not remember! We continue to borrow 43 cents out of every dollar spent in the Halls of Congress.  We now are over 12 trillion dollars in debt with just under 2 trillion this past year. Finally we have over 112 trillion, that is 11.2 billion billion dollars in unfunded mandates which are or will be due within the next ten years. Congress ARE YOU LISTENING!

Stop spending what you don’t have! Balance the budget and spend only what you need to spend. The times are hard and we as a nation need leaders how understand entitlements are not part of our Constitution.  We can not continue to fund programs that do not perform functions relegated by our Constitution.

If there is blight in neighborhoods let the local, county or city government handle the problem.  The Federal Government does not need to buy these properties nor offer money to others to buy them. WE are a broke nation, let’s act like one and do what is finally right for the citizens and the States.  Congress, ARE YOU LISTENING!