Data Point – 2017 Federal Budget

Remember to put this into context – we, as a country, are $20 Trillion in the hole: $61,000/person.  Already, Statists everywhere are doing the “Every dollar is sacred; people will DIE if programs are cut!!!!” dance, shimmy, and screaming meemies.

Get used to it.  You want some of these programs (like the National Endowment for the Arts (re: Christ in a jar of urine)?  Ante up and pay for the arts yourselves – and a whole lotta programs that do things that are NOT in the list of limited enumerated powers.

2017-Fed Budget

What also grinds me is that 73% marked as “Mandatory” isn’t.  It is simply the road to unsustainability as politicians of both stripes that won’t touch the “Entitlement Rail”.  It’s a lie – what is established by Legislation can be modified by more Legislation or can be killed off by the same.  But they won’t – they value their power and seats more than stopping this country from going over the financial cliff.  The Fed is in the process of raising interest rates – the debt SERVICE is going to explode.  It is already the #4 budget item – if rates go up, it will rival SS, Medicare, Medicaid, and every other freebie.

And then swallow them all.  Then there will be nothing at all for anything.(H/T: RedState)

by Skip

Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small “L” libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America’s Founders back into our culture again.