June 8, 2010
Yet More Government Spending $$$
A recent Rasmussen Poll asked Americans: "Would you prefer smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes or more active government with more services and higher taxes?"
The answer was overwhelmingly in favor of smaller government and lower taxes, by a margin of 3:1. American citizens want to turn the tide away from expensive, overbearing, intrusive government.
Yet this sentiment is lost on our incumbent representative Jared Polis, who unwaveringly persists in voting for more government spending and debt. Most recently, he voted "yes" on the "American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010" which passed on a nearly party-line vote just before the Memorial Day recess.
According to the Wall Street Journal, this bill features $116 billion in new welfare and other spending, $82 billion in new taxes on investment and business, and a projected increase in the national debt by $54.7 billion. Naturally, none of this spending has been offset with spending cuts in other areas of the federal government.
During the time that Polis has been in office, most agencies have grown by 40%-50%, and in the past three years since Pelosi took office, our national debt has risen by more than $3.5 trillion, going from $9.5 trillion to over $13 trillion.
This reckless Polis-Pelosi train is headed for a collision – and it is up to us to restore fiscal sanity to our nation’s finances by removing these out-of-control spenders from power.