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By no means will CARFA cure all our country’s fiscal ailments, namely the mounting cost of entitlement programs. But discretionary spending has been increasing. It all adds up, and it is sticking our country’s next generation with huge bills that they will be forced to pay.
There is no better time than the coming year for conservatives to raise the idea of CARFA. Voters will want to hear new ideas from candidates. Innumerable conservative citizens have told me that runaway federal spending dismays them. They expect better of conservatives who have been trusted to come to Washington as elected leaders. They are waiting to hear about ideas such as CARFA. More than that, they want real action to get a grip on overspending.
CARFA has the potential for a much greater impact than the dollars and cents savings. By pointing out the wasteful and duplicative spending, the Commission can bring about a climate in which greater scrutiny and thought is given to the programs on which Congress and administrations intend to spend taxpayer money.
Our national debt and runaway federal spending clearly indicate that CARFA is an idea whose time has come. It can help our elected leaders come to grips with their overspending problem. Our nation can become unified behind an effort to bring about greater fiscal accountability — one that is done fairly and with the best interest of the American people in mind.
It’s the trophy politicians can display on the wall of next election campaign. It’s not just good politics; it’s adhering to conservative principles.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online