Limiting the Power of the Federal Government Essay

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There is a disease running rampant on the streets of Washington DC. It is a disease that cripples the economy, destroys jobs and leaves Americans living on the streets. Inordinate spending perpetuates the sickness and corrupt politicians keep the cure at bay. Federal expansion is ruining the lives of American citizens and creating a society of impecunious and pusillanimous citizens, unable and unwilling to speak out against the higher power which controls every aspect of their lives. “Where are our (sic) Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?” George Washington once inquired to his fellow man, now, many Americans may find themselves asking this same question as the country continues its spiral downwards …show more content…
“Open ended benefit programs, funded by other people’s money” foster a ’something for nothing’ mentality, that is weakening America”, states Nicholas Eberstadt. The governments need to emphasize unemployment spending and help businesses that are failing, is driving the national debt up by the day (Clemmitt). “Government is what it spends” Allen Schick shares in Clemmitt’s article, but this statement is only factual if that government spends its money wisely.
The introduction of a “trillion dollar coin” is another example of poor government ideas. An idea thought up by the federal government to fix the economy shows how obtuse the leaders truly are. Most experts agree that the “trillion dollar coin” would completely destroy the image of the US economy (“US”).
In Clemmitt’s article, “Health-Care Reform”, the problems of the country are clearly outlined, “More than 45 million Americans are uninsured, millions more face losing their insurance if they lose their jobs and U.S. health costs are at least 40 percent higher than in any other country.” Another example of poor government ideas is the Affordable Care Act, which the government implemented to fix the healthcare system. Many opposed the healthcare reform, yet it was still passed through the court (Jost). As Sean Hannity states, “Obama is ‘out of touch with the principles that made this country great’” (Billiteri). Many wonder how this measure could have been implemented, such as…