$3.5 trillion — $3,500,000,000,000. That’s how much the federal government spent in 2014. And that number is projected to only grow if President Obama’s budget proposals go through.
There’s a better way. Heritage experts have compiled a Budget Book that recommends 106 specific ways Congress can cut spending and reduce the size and scope of the federal government.
The Budget Book, which includes information directly usable by lawmakers and their staffs working on the 2016 budget, outlines ways to cut waste and reform spending in areas like defense, welfare, energy, agriculture, transportation, education, and more.
Controlling spending and debt is imperative. If we don’t, the massive debt will start dragging down the economy. It’ll also threaten our national security by constraining critical defense spending, and limit lawmakers’ ability to respond to unexpected crises.
Even more alarming, we have just surpassed $18 trillion in cumulative national debt. We borrow 14 cents out of every dollar we spend. It needs to end.
Be sure to share the Budget Book with you friends, families, and colleagues.
What do you think should be done rein in spending?