Saving Congress from Itself Saving Congress from Itself

Saving Congress from Itself

Emancipating the States and Empowering Their People

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Publisher Description

Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound effect on how we govern ourselves. The proliferation of federal grants-in-aid programs is of recent vintage: only about 100 such grants existed before Lyndon Johnson took office, and now they number more than 1,100. Eliminating grants to the states will result in enormous savings in federal and state administrative costs; free states to set their own priorities; and improve the design and implementation of programs now subsidized by Washington by eliminating federal regulations that attend the grants. In short, it will free states and their subdivisions to resume full responsibility for all activities that fall within their competence, such as education, welfare, and highway construction and maintenance. And because members of Congress spend major portions of their time creating grants and allocating funds assigned to them (think earmarks), eliminating grants will enable Congress to devote its time to responsibilities that are uniquely national in character.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2014
December 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
120
Pages
PUBLISHER
Encounter Books
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
1.7
MB

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