Yet what do we hear out of Washington? Tighten the government's belt? Cut back on unnecessary spending?
Not a chance. Instead, Congress passed and Obama is ready to sign a $410 billion spending bill even though it contains 7,991 earmarks representing $5.5 billion in spending and, no doubt, tens of billions of dollars in additional pork. (Link to story here.)
Enough already. I know that it is silly to expect our government to spend within its means but wouldn't it be nice to see them try to cut back a little bit?