Rampant government spending is out of control. The federal government is spending at a rate of $112,000 per second. Billion dollar programs are driving up U.S. debt to unheard-of levels. Now average Americans are telling Washington to hit the brakes.
Following the passage of Obamacare, a coalition of taxpayers, women, families, small business owners and public policy groups concerned with the spending crisis formed Spending Revolt. They hit the road in their tour bus and are asking the people from all across the fruited plain to join them in telling Congress and the administration to stop.
Last week the Spending Revolt tour made a pit stop at The Heritage Foundation, which also offers a solution to curb the nation’s bloated budget. Pam Pryor offered an African proverb to explain the tour’s theme, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That’s what the tour is all about.
Some of the groups included in the Spending Revolt coalition are America Speak On, Citizens Against Government Waste, Concerned Women for America and the 60 Plus Association. Coalition members are not only touring the nation, but doing interviews on local and national radio, talking to the press and distributing information via blogs and their Facebook page to educate the public about runaway government spending.
Are you fed up with Congress spending away our nation’s prosperity like drunken sailors on shore leave? You too can join the revolt in sending its message to Washington by signing up for an event near you.
Camilo Rodriguez is currently a member of the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation. For more information on interning at Heritage, please visit: http://www.heritage.org/about/departments/ylp.cfm