From 1792-1930, federal spending as a percentage of GDP averaged 3 percent. Today, federal spending is nearly 26 percent of GDP, the “official” national debt is approaching $15 trillion, unfunded federal obligations are north of $60 trillion, and the federal government is overspending at a rate of more than $1 trillion per year. Additionally, the cost of complying with the metastasizing mountain of federal regulations is more than is more than $2 trillion per year.
From No Child Left Behind to National Health Reform (Obamacare), from EPA to the NLRB, the federal government is intruding into virtually every aspect of American’s daily lives…
Rep. Ken Ivory, of the Patrick Henry Caucus, shares insights, facts, and figures into federal encroachment and separation of powers between the States and the federal government.
Read more from Rep. Ivory’s article here…Inside ALEC Dec 2011 Where’s the Line Article [.pdf format]
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