Using letters and pleas from his constituents to deliver an impassionate speech on the House floor,
Why doesn’t the federal government and Congress understand it? Why? Because Washington is obsessed with spending someone else’s money. It’s the arrogance of power that Congress spends the people’s money without regard to how this obsession affects those very people.
When American families are in debt, they sacrifice and they cut spending, whether that means taking one less family vacation or fewer presents under the Christmas tree.
And since congress has a spending problem,
“Congress is addicted to spending money. Maybe Congress should go to Spending Anonymous,” he said on the floor of the House on Jan. 1.
He even came up with 12 step program that would help Congress deal with its affliction.
1. Congress should admit it’s addicted to spending someone else’s money!
2. Make a list of the wasteful spending;
3. Pass a yearly budget and a constitutional balanced budget amendment;
4. Stop giving money to countries that hate us;
5. Have the resolve not to spend money we don’t have;
6. Don’t contribute to the addiction by taking more money away from Americans;
7. Don’t borrow any more money from China;
8. Don’t make excuses for our addiction;
9. Don’t blame others for the addiction;
10. Run Congress like most people run their family budgets;
11. Remember, we are to do the will of the people;
12. Have a support group and meet regularly to confess our addiction.