- Too many laws on the books.
- Too many giveaways and special tax breaks.
- Too many unintended consequences.
When is the last time Washington repealed laws, simplified government, really reduced the complexity and size of government, eliminated redundant programs, etc? Washington's main problem? Too much money. The NSA is just one example, Iraq is another -- if we had a smaller government budget, a smaller military, we would have never invaded Iraq as foolishly as Bush-Cheney did, the NSA would have never begun spying on US citizens for no good nor constitutional reason. Sometimes you just have to take the credit card away from the stupid, although perhaps well-meaning in the moment, inept bureaucrats. I'd rather see Washington reallocate about 20% of the current US budget to building public infrastructure in the fifty states. Washington is too fat, too stupid, too lazy--living off the "fat of the land"--they don't know what "recession" is in Washington, they never took a cut in pay, nor suffered layoffs. Past time for reform and reallocation of priorities and resources at the federal level.
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