Next week President Obama will ask Congress for an additional $1.2 trillion in borrowing authority.
The national debt already exceeds $15.164 trillion and increased by $1.13 trillion this year.
The government is spending money we don't have on things we don't need.
In a recent report, Senator Tom Coburn listed a few examples (out of thousands) of wasteful government spending:
• $75,000 to promote awareness about the role of Michigan in producing Christmas trees & poinsettias.
• $15.3 million for one of the infamous Bridges to Nowhere in Alaska.
• $113,227 for video game preservation center in New York.
• $550,000 for a documentary about how rock music contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
• $48,700 for 2nd annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival, to promote Hawaii's chocolate industry.
• $350,000 to support an International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy.
• $10 million for a remake of "Sesame Street" for Pakistan.
• $35 million allocated for political party conventions in 2012.
• $765,828 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in the nation's capital.
• $764,825 to study how college students use mobile devices for social networking."
Is it any wonder we have a debt crisis?
It's time to stop unnecessary spending!!!