Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Voters Are Ready to Provide the Solution
In THE PEOPLE’S MONEY, pollster Scott Rasmussen, who charted the rise of the Tea Party in 2010, shows that government spending has gone up every single year since 1954 despite persistent voter demand for spending cuts.
Politicians blame voters for the problem and claim that there is no public support for specific spending cuts. Rasmussen shows that claim to be a lie. The People’s Money is a call to arms for the people to be heard, an ultimatum for a grossly out-of-touch American political system.
Drawing on revelatory budgetary documents and enlightening public opinion polls, Rasmussen lays out a step-by-step budgetary plan with voter support that will reduce spending, cut trillions from the national debt, and eliminate $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare.
It's Rasmussen's job to call on the American people for their opinions. In The People’s Money, Rasmussen asserts that “America’s Political Class wants to govern like its 1775, a time when kings were kings and consent of the governed didn’t matter.” His numbers show that the federal government today does not have the consent of the governed. “Given a choice between serving the voters and bailing out their friends, America’s politicians had little hesitation. They didn’t even try to convince voters that the scheme made sense," Rasmussen points out. "With the bailouts, the Political Class declared war on the very idea of self-governance and moved into open rebellion against the nation.”
Based on this understanding, Rasmussen provides clear-headed, heavily researched and data-driven ways to cut trillions from the national deficit with a focus on the three categories that make up the bulk of federal spending (national security, Social Security, and Medicare). By finding budget solutions with public support, the book includes proposals that are sure to offend every faction of the Political Class… and every Member of Congress This is part of a pattern that has been repeated many times in American history with the public a few decades ahead of the politicians and the politicians struggling to defend the status quo.
To solve the budget crisis, Rasmussen says, “The United States once again needs a ‘new birth of freedom’ so ‘that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from this earth.’ Our challenge today is to make those timeless ideals work for the twenty-first century.”
How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt
By Scott Rasmussen
Pub date: January 31, 2012
Price: $26.00 • Hardcover • Threshold Editions
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