How Do We Check Runaway National Power?

March 4, 2011 06:30

Suggestions from Jon Bruning Attorney General for Nebraska.

By Jon Bruning at American Thinker


Americans are frustrated. Government spending has gone ballistic, unaccountable bureaucrats intrude on every aspect of the economy, and more and more of our personal lives are being dictated from Washington D.C. The citizenry keep voicing their objections, but nobody cares to listen.

Is it really this bad? It is. The national debt is $14 trillion, and increasing by $4.2 billion per day. That means every man, woman and child owes more than $45,000. Worse, every taxpayer owes nearly $130,000.

We need to stop this pell-mell charge toward insolvency.

We must restore balance between the taxing authorities, and the only way to achieve that goal is with a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the United States Constitution.

We cannot, however, focus on a balanced budget amendment as the sole solution. The situation is too dire to delay action until an amendment can be ratified. We must aggressively push forward simultaneously on all the other initiatives.

Jon Bruning is Attorney General for Nebraska, and as President of the National Association of Attorneys General, led the multi-state lawsuit against Obamacare. He is now a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Bruning is co-authoring the forthcoming book, The Founders Were Right.


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