The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) will be monitoring government spending and educating the public on the effects of government waste, fraud, and abuse on the economy.
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Spending – The federal government spends $3.7 trillion annually, which breaks down to $10 billion/day or $7 million per minute.
This spending has led to a $1.4 trillion deficit and debt of more than $14 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office estimated on March 18, 2011 that cumulative deficits will top $6.7 trillion from 2012 to 2021.
Also, despite a two-year moratorium, there is talk of bringing earmarks back to the budget.
Financing a government that cannot or will not leave within its means puts a tremendous burden on all taxpayers.Excessive regulation also forces unnecessary costs on businesses and stagnates the economy.
» April 11, 2012: Watchdog Groups Urge Opposition to Earmarks