Monday, October 29, 2012

The 113th Congress Will Decide Nation’s Fiscal Future

The 113th Congress Will Decide Nation’s Fiscal Future, Not the President

Julie Borowski

Regardless of whether a liberty-minded president is an option on the big ticket, the outcomes of the congressional races are far more important, as Congress will truly determine the fiscal policies coming out of Washington.

If we really want to put an end to reckless spending, it is necessary to remove the root cause of our fiscal problems. Even though Presidents George W. Bush and Obama have dramatically expanded executive power, Congress still wields an enormous amount of power.
Congress, not the president, writes the laws and controls the purse strings in the federal government. No matter how much the president wants to spend, he or she cannot spend a penny that the Congress has not first appropriated.
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