One reason for our excessive spending IMO is that huge omnibus bills are cobbled together, loaded with pork that might not pass if they were considered on their own merits. Perhaps we could get congressional rules changed so that every spending bill is considered separately, with only relevant amendments allowed. That would create more transparency. As things stand now, only a handful of staffers and lobbyists are likely to know what is in these monster bills.This is something that Government clearly doesn't understand - or we wouldn't have a $14Trillion national debt growing at OVER 10% per year ongoing for decades - AS IT'S PLAN.
The subject of this thread is "how do we cut spending" - my response is account for EVERY dollar. It has now become acceptable for politicians to round bills to the nearest hundred-billion and talk in terms of trillions - it seems just a few years ago $1Billion was a lot of money - now it's a waste of a politicians time to discuss? (IMO)