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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

How Congress Is Spending Your Money

This chart from the Cato Institute shows the increase in spending from 1994-2005 by the Republican led Congress.




One can see that Education spending is only shadowed by the Justice Department. Education spending has doubled over the time, wich amounts to a 6% annual increase for a decade. Defense grew by a more modest 68%. All but the last four grew by more than a 4% annual rate. Social Security is not counted, since it is internally funded. Let's not forget that it takes the biggest bite out of a lower class paycheck.

I generally like what the Republicans stand for, but power likes to draw power to itself. Incumbents spend money to stay in office, and the voters keep pork barrel representitives there to bring in federal revenue. This is why I ultimately support term limits. Office holders would have to compete without seniority in primaries and general elections.


Tags: Congress, Term Limits

1 Comments:

  • At June 23, 2005 12:24 AM, Blogger Martin said…

    "This is why I ultimately support term limits. Office holders would have to compete without seniority in primaries and general elections."

    I agree but you would think elections would weed things like this out but I guess it dosen't.

     

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