The Congress, to which the purse strings of the Republic have been given, is the SOLE arbiter of how and where our taxes will be spent. The Founders designed our republic this way to ensure that the branch of government MOST DIRECTLY ELECTED AND REPRESENTATIVE of We the People would have the power to spend the money WE give the country for its operations. As I have said before, it is my view that the Constitution is general in its guidance, not specific. Lazy legislators, desirous of avoiding the challenging and difficult task of managing the government’s expenditures while retaining all the power, perks and pleasures of the offices to which they are elected, need to fulfill their duties and do their job or leave office. In fact, We the People will help them find the door if they cannot do their jobs!