This week, the House passed a $1 trillion spending bill; one that would not only prevent the shifting of Department of Defense funding to construct a border wall – it would also block President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The spending bill will likely not pass in the Senate.
“Year after year, the federal government passes spending bills so riddled with wasteful spending, crony handouts, and thoughtless debt accumulation that it’s pretty much like a massive car crash,” says Romina Boccia, director of our Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget, and her co-author Benjamin Paris, a member of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program. In an article in The Daily Signal, Boccia and Paris say the budget process is “… so awful to watch that you can’t even look away.”
Read this article by Boccia and Paris: Averting the Next Fiscal Train Wreck
With national debt already in excess of $22 trillion, it is dangerously negligent for Congress to blithely dismiss, year after year, the issues of spending, taxes, and debt. To help citizens understand this issue, Heritage’s Hermann Center released the 2019 edition of www.federalbudgetinpictures.com, which features a series of charts that illustrate in easy-to-understand ways how vital it is that lawmakers take responsibility and fix America’s spending problem.
How can conservatives better communicate the fiscal challenges we now face?