As lawmakers debate the $1.1 trillion business-as-usual “Cromnibus” spending bill, we should reexamine how the federal government spends your money.
The solution is simple: Congress should cut spending to rein in the runaway federal debt, according to a new Heritage Foundation report.
That’s because spending growth is the real driver of future deficits. Spending, especially spending on health care and Social Security, is expected to grow by 66 percent over the next decade.
Heritage Foundation experts recommend:
Lawmakers should eliminate waste, duplication, and inappropriate spending; privatize functions better left to the private sector; and leave areas best managed on a more local level to states and localities. Most important, Congress should reform the entitlement programs so that they become more affordable and benefit those with the greatest need.
What would you cut from the federal budget?