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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.

Please click on the following highlighted links to read more about Issues that TPA has written or commented on: Agriculture, Defense, Earmarks, Education, healthcare, Housing, Intellectual Property, International, Labor, Local, NASA, Net Neutrality, Privacy, Regulations, State, Taxes, Telecommunications, Transparency, and Transportation

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.


Government Waste
– Waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement are prevalent throughout the federal government.  In December, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform,co-chaired by former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Senate Whip Alan Simpson (R-Wy.), identified 58 spending cut recommendations which would save $3.8 trillion over 10 years.

Also, despite a two-year moratorium, there is talk of bringing earmarks back to the budget.


Economic Effects
–The consequences of runaway government spending and excessive regulation have detrimental effects on the economy.

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.
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