Governments can’t borrow and spend their way into prosperity

Well said, Congressman Massie:

America’s sluggish economy and persistently high unemployment are due to our government’s massive debt, over regulation of our businesses, and a tax system that punishes achievement. – Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman was one of my professors at MIT. He failed to convince me then that Keynesian economic policies could work. Krugman, like Keynes, believes governments can borrow and spend their way into prosperity. It does not. History is littered with failed countries that followed Keynes’s advice. Innovation by private companies and entrepreneurs create well-paying jobs and opportunities for economic prosperity, not politicians and bureaucrats. I am opposed to bailouts, corporate subsidies, undeclared wars, and so called stimulus spending — on economic, moral, and constitutional grounds.

Congressman Chaffetz outlines the mess he helped create

Jason Chaffetz’s Bill outlines the mess he helped put us in. Why should states give any money to the government in hopes of getting it back?

Whereas the Federal Government is operating at an annual
deficit and is increasing its outstanding debt every year;

Whereas the Federal Government, as of January 2015, is
carrying more than $18.0 trillion in debt, of which $13.0
trillion is owed to the public and $5.08 trillion is owed
to Social Security and other trust funds;

Whereas the Federal Government borrowed 14 cents for
every dollar it spent in 2014;

Whereas the Federal Government is operating at an annual
deficit and is increasing its outstanding debt every year;

Whereas the Federal Government, as of January 2015, is
carrying more than $18.0 trillion in debt, of which $13.0
trillion is owed to the public and $5.08 trillion is owed
to Social Security and other trust funds;

Whereas the Federal Government borrowed 14 cents for
every dollar it spent in 2014;

Congressman Jeff Sessions Pens 25-Page Immigration Roadmap for New Republican Majority

Download Congressman Sessions’ IMMIGRATION HANDBOOK FOR
THE NEW REPUBLICAN MAJORITY

What sense does it make to continue legally importing millions of low-wage workers5 to fill jobs while sustaining millions of current residents on welfare?

The largest untapped constituency in American politics are the 300 million American citizens who have been completely left out of the immigration debate. Speak to that constituency—with clarity and compassion—and change the issue forever

according to the BLS, all net employment gains since the recession have gone to foreign workers while 1.5 million fewer U.S.-born Americans hold jobs today than did then—despite the total population of U.S.-born adults increasing by 11 million over that same time.

On no issue is there a greater separation between the everyday citizen and the political elite than on the issue of immigration. For decades, the American people have begged and pleaded for a just and lawful system of immigration that serves their interests—but their demands are refused. For years, Americans have been scorned and mocked by the elite denizens of Washington and Wall Street for having legitimate concerns about how uncontrolled immigration impacts their jobs, wages, schools, hospitals, police departments, and communities. But those who do the mocking are often ensconced behind gated compounds, guarded private schools, chauffeured SUVs, and fenced-off estates.