I'm astonished, I see person after person posting emotional insults, throwing partial bits of truths and half truths, as well as complete delusional rhetoric baited partisan nonsense.
We are Americans, first and foremost learn what that means people please. Yes I am generally conservative, color me old fashioned but when I demand someone else's money (taxes) I think I have a duty to spend it frugally. Does anyone here think government is being frugal? Does anyone here really want Washington D.C. (whose very existence depends on deceiving you and lying) to take more and more of your money and freedoms so they can What? then give some pennies back? Abscond with half of the money and talk you into being complacent about it with a bribe or tax credit. Make no mistake that is exactly what they are doing.
I will leave you with this, because there's to much to correct you all on.
The Constitution (I suggest you all start reading it), is a limited contract of employment, that charges the creation of a federal government to oversee just a few of our God given rights THE BILL OF RIGHTS. That's it limited enumerated powers. The Preamble is very clear Provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare, (not fund it and develop it through taxation with deception to make a living for yourself )
The only thing the federal government is charged to provide for is defense. And that's because this is what happens when its gets involved in our affairs otherwise, chaos.
I'm really not surprised you all are confused about a good many things, I was also for a long time they have made it very confusing. So my humble advise to those out there able to consider it is stop being so eager to join the gang, learn what it is your defending and why, conduct yourselves with some pride, because you get self esteem by doing esteemable things, This Democrat Republican bickering sideshow is exactly what they want us to do, and it's called slight of hand. It wasnt until I learned this also that allowed me to understand what misplaced aggression was, and learned to focus on what as right.
Oh and please learn to define terms
1. Defense spending does not mean military, (you'd be surprised what they call defense)
2. Budget spending: learn about discretionary and non discretionary, (yes it makes a difference)
3. learn the difference between debt and deficit (deficit is virtuously meaningless since you can go into bigger debt to simply make the number look lower)
4. And this is the most important You cant soar like and eagle if your hanging around turkeys, because turkeys dont fly.
Everyone here is essentially right about one thing. (certainly not about the details, you all cant handle the details yet and the devil is in the details).
Government whether your Republican or Democrat is out of control, It isn't liberals vs conservatives anymore, you better learn to accept that. The petty difference between the two ideologies is minimal compared to the machine that is creating the turmoil while stealing any chance you might have at stopping them soon.
This is about "WE THE PEOPLE" and a federal government we created to work for us in the barn, that has now moved into the house, and is demanding we give up the deed.