Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Enormous Cost of Big Government

We have some 2 million plus government employees at present. They are only the tip of the statist flames consuming our republic. I plan to post more information on the salaries and size of scores of regulatory agencies, department heads, elected officials and appointees and the extraordinary expensiveness of maintaining the White House, its building, grounds and kitchen staff.

Those figures will NOT include millions spent on Ms. Pelosi's personal jet and its fuel, nor the countless perks she deems herself "entitled" to. Nor will it include mention of the TWENTY attendants that make up part of Mrs. Obama's personal entrourage and costs the taxpayers in the neighborhood of $2 million.

All that feeding at the taxpayer's expense, while the government wants to increase taxes on our businesses, small and large, introduce a "transaction tax" on all bank dealings, loot our retirement funds and force us to buy things we do not want.

However, I've not written that report yet because I've been a bit busy with political activism; so, I print below an e-mail I received this morning, Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

FYI: I have already voted for cutting spending by acessing http://republicanwhip.house.gov/YouCut/

If any of you also are interested in voting I would appreciate your comments here or on Facebook to let me know what you think. Thanks. Here's the e-mail from YouCut.

The policies put forward by President Obama and Speaker Pelosi over the last 20 months have caused the size and reach of the government to grow exponentially.

Since President Obama took office, the Federal civilian workforce has grown by approximately 188,000 new employees (this number even excludes temporary census workers) or about 15 percent. Meanwhile, the private sector has lost millions of jobs and the unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent.

This week's winning YouCut item, supported by Rep. Lummis of Wyoming, would save the taxpayers $35 billion over the next ten years by reining in the growth of the federal workforce.

We need to cut spending immediately and we need to end the uncertainty that has paralyzed our nation's economy. Click [ http://republicanwhip.house.gov/YouCut/ ] to vote on the next five YouCut projects and we will bring the winning item to the floor for a vote.

Eric Cantor
House Republican Whip

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