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Mr. Speaker, it's springtime in the city, but the trees and flowers aren't the only things growing in Washington. Federal spending is going to grow as well because springtime means Federal budget time, and this year the American taxpayer may be asked to finance the largest budget in U.S. history.
Now, in order to pay for all these expensive pigs and piglets, the government has to find a way to raise money. One option is to borrow the money. Why don't we just borrow it from the Chinese like we did in the past. Or just go into deficit spending. Or Congress can raise taxes. Yes, that's right, taxthose among us that are making money. Punish success. Tax them. Take their money and give it to Uncle Sam, who will redistribute it to more government programs.
Maybe Congress should try a novel idea: cut spending. Cut out useless programs. Tell special interest groups, no, they can't have taxpayer money for their special pork projects. Cut taxes. Let Americans keep more of their own money. Shock the country and shock the world, spend less this spring, cut taxes, and watch the economy grow because you cannot tax and spend your way to economic success.
And that's just the way it is.