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By Helen P Rogers

This publication was once written because the author's platform firstly of a crusade for the U. S. Senate. Her philosophy is inside the forty three web page Prologue and the 38 web page Epilogue. In among you can find proposed possible choices to 151 concerns the aptitude candidate believed wanted realization. every one resolution begins with one web page that states the objective in a single or traces by means of a paragraph declaring How the target might be reached. the rest of the creation web page lists the sensible merits and delicate energy advantages that will occur if the thoughts have been enacted through the U.S. Congress. What the writer calls the history for every substitute follows the objective web page and runs from one to 4 pages. The one hundred fifty concerns coated comprise accounting practices on Capitol Hill, politicians method of spending, use of belief fund funds, development of entitlement courses price range, federal firms, civil provider process, govt worker pension process and diverse matters regarding schooling, future health care, housing, the homeless, social mobility, transportation platforms, govt monopolies, overseas investments, our production base, banking, the underfunded FDIC, enlargement of legislation, our tort method and 131 different concerns that may be considered within the 3 web page desk of Contents

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5 trillion and divide by 300 days and the government spends about $5 billion every working day. For eight years Ronald Reagan tried to kill a number of programs, pointing out that no government program should become immortal. To cut a program in order to trim the deficit just didn't sell. George Bush has added a twist—trim an existing program in order to shift funds to another. The spending caps written into the October 1991 compromise makes this the only way to fund new programs. Barney Frank spoke of Houdini, the famous magician who specialized in breaking out of the bonds others put on him.

My favorite is to start by getting people to visualize a million dollars— one thousand tightly stacked and rubber-banded one thousand dollar bills which make a stack four inches high. Then on to a billion dollars with those same neatly stacked bills extending 300 feet this time. And a trillion? They don't make rubber bands large enough to wrap around the stack of bills that is now 63 miles high. In July 1990 Representative Joe Barton of Texas tried to make the facts meaningful the day before the House voted on a balanced budget amendment with analogies like: one trillion = 1,000 billion; one billion = 1,000 million; one million = 1,000 thousands.

Any spending not declared in the 1992 budget is supposed to be subject to a point of order. An objection raised in that manner can only be overcome by sixty votes. t doesn't seem fair, but you can see the attraction of the "reserves". Herbert Stein claimed in his 1989 book, Governing the $5 Trillion Economy, that our present budget process fails to allocate the nation's resources well because there is not enough accurate information readily available. Most Americans would agree that allocations are best made by individuals in the marketplace rather than by government.

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