by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Ever wonder why it takes multiple trillions of dollars to run the federal government? And why, no matter how large the federal “budget” gets, we never have enough?
We all think of waste, fraud and abuse, but there is another contributing factor. It’s death by thousands of cuts.
The feds give money away like it’s theirs to give. It’s not. It’s either ours or it’s borrowed. Either way, we will be the ones who have to pay it back and pay interest on the massive and ever growing debt.
A million dollars is a lot of money to you and me. But to the feds, it’s almost incalculable. It’s like you or me dropping a penny on the street. As it rolls away, would we chase the coin in our want to retrieve it? No we wouldn’t. Very few would do such a thing. It’s only a penny after all. It will hardly be missed. But if you start rolling thousands of pennies, it will eventually add up to a sizeable amount.