The Power of the Purse
Americans for Limited Government proposes that the following riders be included in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills in both the House and the Senate to be put on the President’s desk, focusing on targeted approaches to limiting the size and scope of the federal government.
Why it Matters
The national debt, now $22 trillion, grew by almost $1.5 trillion in 2018 as spending in Washington, D.C. continues to outpace the growth of the economy and revenues. Since 1980, the U.S. national debt has grown an average of 8.8 percent every fiscal year, but during that same period, the U.S. economy has only averaged 5.4 percent growth economic nominally before adjusting for inflation. As a result, the debt is now 105 percent of the economy. And if those trends were to continue, the debt will top $100 trillion in 2037, and exceed 193 percent debt to GDP. 
Today, with an out of control administrative state, simply winning elections is not enough. It is up to Congress, starting with the House of Representatives, to take on the responsibility to choose which government initiatives large or small to fund and which not to fund, and what regulatory actions need to be stopped because they either have negative economic impacts or destroy individual freedom.
- Article I of the U.S. Constitution, law.cornell.edu.
- National debt could top $100 trillion by 2037 if Congress ignores Trump budget, By Robert Romano, March 14, 2019, Dailytorch.com.
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