Today’s Tea Party Rally was a good time. But it was a little sad that rallies needed to be held at all. Thousands gathered in Richmond to protest massive deficits and government spending.
The federal government is simply out of control. This is not a new phenomenon. But the problem has mushroomed under President Obama and a more liberal Congress.
Both major political parties have failed the American people. The U.S. national debt has swelled to $11, 177,148,418,577.99 according to the National Debt Clock at http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
That number is unbelievable. President Obama has doubled the national debt according to the Heritage Foundation. You can read more at http://www.heritage.org/research/budget/bg2249.cfm
This chart tells it all.
All Americans should be concerned about the size of the debt and what it means for future generations. While I am all for good government, I am not for excessive government.
I want to encourage all my friends and anyone who reads this blog to contact your representatives in Congress and urge them to curb excessive spending. Second, you should strive to elect or re-elect people who do more than just talk about reducing debt and taxes. We need to elect real patriots who do the right thing no matter the political cost.
You can find out more about government spending from these Web sites: