With the nation in the midst of an economic crisis, many groups and individuals are questioning the massive spending and so-called economic stimulus bills recently passed by Congress. This includes bailouts and appropriations known as earmarks and pork-barrel spending. Since the constitutionality of federal spending is never part of the debate, we need to re-visit Congressâ€™ power to tax and spend.Details
by Rep Ron Paul
Taxes were on the forefront of many Americansâ€™ minds this week as they scrambled to meet the April 15th deadline to file their returns.Â Tax policy in this country hurts taxpayers twice â€“ once when they pay taxes, and then when the government spends the money.Â Americans are sick and tired of the financial burden and the endless forms to fill out.
To add insult to injury, after collecting this money the government does some very detrimental things to the economy.Details
Just focusing on the economics of it all, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to cost nearly $200 Billion in 2008. And, if we assume the government will act like it normally does, you can expect that price tag to be far, far higher than what they claim it will be.Details
President Bushâ€™s Faith-Based Initiative has reached the Supreme Court. As reported in the Christian Science Monitor: President Bush’s faith-based initiative is a signature program of his administration. But not all Americans share the president’s belief that the government should work in close partnership with religious organizations willing to perform nonreligious public services, like running homeless…Details