Its pretty hard to stay away from the national issues sometimes.
There is the inability of our leadership to just say "forget about it" when their opponents suggest lifting caps, and spending more of our children's soon to be taxed heavily again inheritances. There is a weakness when it comes to doing the right thing like throwing out a few babies with bathwater. There is a real lack of courage coming from our Republicans IMO.
But I am not yet giving up.
Sure, I would like to see the cap held. No more! Stop! Cease! But in the spirit of "compromise" the house gave a little. In fact, the bill sent through would have still allowed a minimum of $2.5 trillion increase in the debt, adding both principle and of course the expected financing measures.
And the senate said nah, not good enough.
So frankly, to heck with them. Its time that Michigan's congressional delegation simply takes a stand. One that is solidly for NO increase in the debt. None. Nada.
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The entire process needs the congress. The house holds the purse strings.
So MAYBE, if Congressmen Dan Benishek, Bill Huizenga, Justin Amash, Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Mike Rogers, Candice Miller, and the incorrigible Thaddeus McCotter were to make enough of a stink, the conversation of necessity can begin.
Time to cut funding for all of the following agencies.
The EPA. It has gone completely rogue with this administration in charge. Rid the government of its funding mechanisms, and let it fade away. If the administration attempts to shuffle money to pay for it, clear out those accounts as well.
The Education department. Eliminate it completely. The United States survived happily for over a century without this unnecessary waste of resources
Cut by 90% the administration's financial resources. CZARS, personal assistants, and jet rides are not needed.
The Department of Energy. Given there is yet to be developed an energy policy that actually takes into account our own resources, it seems prudent to replace the void in usefulness, with a void in seat warmers.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing. I think we have plenty of THAT already thank you.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Are those reservations states? Countries? Pick one and stick with it, and stop toying with the Indians and us. Close it down and make a statement.
Bureau of International Labor Affairs. Seriously, why do we care about this?
Bureau of Public Debt. Well, it obviously has not prevented it, and is not doing a good enough job in keeping our legislators properly fearing it.
California. Its a lost cause. We won't throw the illegals out, so let em have it for real. No more money sent to California, and let it properly collapse under its own weight.
Corporation for National and Community Service. Why duplicate the efforts of the red cross, salvation army, etc.. Oh yeah, civilian corps. Right.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) OK, demonstrate it has had positive effect since it's inception in 1937. Right .. I thought not.
Council on Environmental Quality there already WAS and EPA, right?
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) I mean, "can't we just ... get along?" Its about time for the federal government to back off. This miscarriage of federal authority has existed for far too long. Nix it.
The executive office for Immigration Review. Just look at their mission thingamajiggy:
The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.
Right, and we know hard the US Attorney General is looking at these potential voters.
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. OR continue paying for the education of foreign despots. Your call.
If it wasn't for the head banging on the wall, I would continue. Labor, Minority Business Development Agency, National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities, etc., all worthy of a "scalpel" The collection of these alone (OK maybe excluding California) must be a chunk of change.