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The government keeps swiping an imaginary credit card with no credit limit

Published in Blog on September 13, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

The federal government’s new fiscal year starts on October 1, which means the next two weeks are crunch time for Congress to make federal budget deals behind closed doors. 

With no federal budget requirements in place, the U.S. Congress has full control over funding. The new budget has not been decided on, and like every year, incentivizes politicians to play… politics. Why the games? Because if nothing is sorted out, the government shuts down.

It’s already a given that a federal budget will not be passed by the deadline, which is why politicians have already moved on to the idea of a temporary stopgap bill, which allows the government to continue functioning – the incentive to get a budget figured out.

The White House is vying for more money in the developing stopgap bill, because the government thrives off of more and more money. 

Biden is seeking $47 billion, although the negotiations will be difficult. More specifically, $13.7 billion for security and economic assistance for Ukraine – which would be on top of the some $40 billion Congress has already approved to help the country –  plus $22.4 billion for Covid, $4.5 billion for monkeypox and $6.5 billion for natural disasters. 

We continue to say it’s not sustainable to spend the way our government does, and no sane individual would ever spend their personal finances the way the government handles our taxpayer dollars. 

Get this – The average age in the House of Representatives is 58 years old. The average age in the Senate is 63 years old. The median age of Americans is 38 years old. Our leaders' outlook on life, the future and our debts to China and other foreign nations is not the same as Gen Z and young adults, who will feel the burden of our national debt for the rest of their lives.

The government is swiping an imaginary credit card with an unlimited credit limit. Just imagine what kind of message this sends to Americans and the rising generations.

It shows a lack of responsibility, accountability and compassion for the future of America. It’s a demonstration of complete disregard for the people. 

If you were allotted endless amounts of money, would you ever decide to quit spending? The probable response for most would be no, because people have a much easier time spending when it’s not their own money.

Congress must pass its newest budget by the end of September, but how much responsible decision-making will occur?

They need financial oversight from We the People, and it can happen through a Convention of States. 

Let us know you’re for a federal balanced budget by signing the COS petition below. 

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