It opens a dialogue to Michigan's representatives. Our folks who travel to that distant land to make the rules and spend our monies. They presumably speak and act for us, so its an opportunity to remind them of their mission, and the things they CAN do. They can subpoena, they can investigate, they can IMPEACH! But one thing that is as relevant as anything is in the financial end, and affects our prosperity. So a question should be asked and answered.
With Congress having the power of the purse, why on earth is the EPA, the NLRB, the BIA, HHS, DOE, DOE-2 (ed), and HUD still funded?
I would argue that simply eliminating these agencies, we not only reduce or eliminate the deficits, but we also spark a new round of economic prosperity. Each agency is a block in some way to innovation, individual rights, and the ability for the little guy to get ahead.
De-fund the EPA, and the producers can catch up to the overzealous regulatory controls. Congress itself should have such power.
De-fund the NLRB, and the Job creators can stop worrying about the feds up their butt when staffing changes are necessary. There is no constitutional allowance for the existence for the NLRB anyhow.
The BIA? Why do we still have nations within our nation? And why do we allow their citizens to participate in OUR election process when there is no way we could do the same. As an FYI, there are things that can be done on the RES that are not constitutional.
HHS holds the key to Obamacare. If it is gone, so is Obamacare. Why is it still operating? Could Candace Miller check that for us? How about it Dave Camp? (Who said it was on the table when I asked in 2010) DR. Dan? Mike? Justin? Fred? Kerry? Tim?!
The DOE has been around long enough to see to it that no nuclear power facilities are developed in decades, Coal resources are allowed to be blocked by the EPA, Natural resources are closed off to energy production, solar power is presented as a viable alternative and is mandated, and our technology is exported to competing world powers. Higher energy cost due to its existence kill job creation. Whats not to love?
The DOE-2 (dept of education) offers no advantage over state directed curriculum. It burdens our schools with dumbing-down CORE mandates, and funnels precious tax dollars to non performing institutions. It has no mandate under the constitution. Schools are not a federal concern.
Finally, there is HUD. Under this monstrosity, the milking of America is complete. There is nothing that compares to a new subsidized housing project in a community that is once thriving, but then is overwhelmed by the type of people who occupy them. Festering hives of poverty develop where HUD sets up shop. I have spoken to more than a few emergency workers who have experienced the urbanization of HUD. Their towns and cites are in shambles. The calls to these places of government largess are far in excess of those in suburbia or rural non planned environments.
HUD is a cornerstone of A21 as well. The leveling of America to the lowered European standards that the entire world should enjoy. Communities are promised grant moneys through HUD to install their honeycombed urban dwellings in areas that have no need for the moneys. Naive local governments find these things hard to resist. Free Money, though ignored is the ongoing cost of inviting a permanent welfare settlement.
We de-fund and eliminate HUD, and people have to actually WORK to pay for their housing once more. Working builds wealth. Wealth is a nation's strength.
And frankly, its perfectly alright if the United States of America were to actually try to be the best again.