There's no denying that federal spending is out of control. With a $22 trillion national debt and $1 trillion deficits, we're entering dangerous, unknown fiscal territory.
The latest example comes from one federal department that recently started spending $100 billion -- every month. CNS News reports:
For the first time in our nation's history, there is now a federal department spending an average of more than $100 billion per month.
No, it is not the Department of Defense, which is charged with the core federal responsibility of defending us from foreign enemies.
It is the Department of Health and Human Services, which, if Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has his way, will run the "Medicare for All" program.
As it now stands, HHS runs Medicare for many and Medicaid for more.
And there's no signs of slowing down. According to CNS News, HHS spending is projected to increase at an unprecedented rate:
In the first eight months of this fiscal year, which began in October, HHS spent $834,346,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for May. That is up from $731,724,000,000 in the first eight months of last fiscal year.
Through all of fiscal 2018, HHS spent approximately $1,120,500,000,000 — or $93,375,000,000 per month.
Through this full fiscal year, according to the estimate published in the Monthly Treasury Statement, HHS will spend approximately $1,230,273,000,000 — or $102,522,750,000 per month.
The ballooning of programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security isn't the fault of the millions of Americans who depend upon these programs. We're in this situation due to the irresponsibility of federal politicians and bureaucrats who have failed to address the growing crisis in HHS.
Now the American people are about to pay the price, and the consequences of this irresponsibility will extend for generations to come.
Fortunately, there is a way to force Congress to address these and other fiscal issues. An Article V Convention of States is called and controlled by the people and the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments.
These amendments might not address departments like HHS directly, but they can force Congress to adopt fiscally responsible policies like a balanced budget mandate and spending cuts. Our "leaders" in D.C. are unwilling to risk their political careers for the good of our children and grandchildren. It's time to force their hand, and we can do it with a Convention of States.
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