During 2011, the federal government brought in $2.3 trillion in taxes, while spending $3.6 trillion – for a deficit of nearly $1.3 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office projects that in the next 70 years, public money spent on interest alone will grow to almost 41% of our GDP. Today, interest represents 1.4%. In just 20 years, it is estimated that interest on our debt will exceed the cost of…
Let your elected officials know that you're paying attention to how they spend our money. Contacting them via social media, email, and phone, reminds them who they answer to. Politicians know that, at the end of the day, they have a responsibility to their constituents. We are the ones who elected them. We are the ones who decide whether they get to stay. Ask your member of Congress to…
The mission of the Coalition to Reduce Spending is to research and advocate for reduced federal…Read More
Our politicians are out of control.
Recent events in Ferguson, MO have highlighted the “militarization” of local police forces. But what is the root cause of this alarming…Read More
File under "can't make this stuff up." The Army is launching regular surveillance next week -- via a pair of billion-dollar drones --…Read More
Congress has released its latest temporary funding measure (CR). There's some good news and some bad news. This is why we should keep…Read More
Yesterday, October 8, 2014, President Obama visited the Pentagon and urged an end to what he called “draconian” budget rules under…Read More