Smaller Government

Conservative Talking Points sees the current accelerated growth of our government as not only unnecessary, but unconstitutionally intrusive.  These recent takeovers of numerous industries and plunder of private capital assets must stop before we become the USSA (United Socialist States of America).


Increasing Size of Government

·       President Obama: The Biggest Government Spender In World History (Source: Headline from Forbes – June 2012)

·       Under Obama federal spending has risen from 20.7 percent of gross domestic product to 25.3 percent, Washington’s largest slice of apple pie since 1945. (Source: National Review – October 2011)

·       The nation’s debt rose $4.899 trillion during the eight years of the Bush presidency and $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office (3.2 years in office as of March 2012). (Source: CBS News – March 2012)

·        As of 2006, combine the numbers of postal workers and military personnel on the federal payroll -- and the "true size" of the federal government stands at 14.6 million employees compared with 12.1 million employees in 2002. (Source: Paul C. Light, professor at New York University - Washington Post - 2006)

·       What did Presidential Candidate Barack Obama mean when in July of 2008 he said this about a Civilian National Security Force -- "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." Barack Obama (Source: YouTube - July 2008)


Private Industries Taken Over (See Fascism in America)

·        Banking - Citigroup & B of A - Done

·        Insurance - AIG - Done

·        Mortgage - Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac - Done

·        Automobile - GM & Chrysler - Done

·        Health Care – Done (Thanks Turn-Coat Justice Roberts!)

·        Energy - Soon


Out of Control Spending

·        The $820 Billion dollar Stimulus Bill passed in 2009 creates 32 new government programs including: (1) $600 million to purchase new government cars, (2) $25 million to rehabilitate off-roading trails for ATVs, (3) $34 million for Department of Commerce headquarters remodeling, and (4) $400 million for climate change research.  (Source: Rep. Frank Lewis - Press Release - Feb 2009)

·        In 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to eliminate all earmarks but in 2009 he signed the $410 billion omnibus spending bill that's riddled with 9,000 earmarks totaling $5 billion (Source: Washington Times - Feb 2009)


24 Obama-Era Non-Senate-Confirmed Czars in 2009 (Source: Judicial Watch)

·        Afghanistan Czar - Richard Holbrooke

·        Auto Recovery Czar - Ed Montgomery

·        California Water Czar - David J. Hayes

·        Car Czar - Ron Bloom

·        Central Region Czar - Dennis Ross

·        Climate Czar - Todd Stern

·        Domestic Violence Czar - Lynn Rosenthal

·        Energy and Environment Czar - Carol Browner

·        Government Performance Czar - Jeffrey Zients

·        Great Lakes Czar - Cameron Davis

·        Green Jobs Czar - Van Jones

·        Guantanamo Closure Czar - Daniel Fried

·        Information Czar - Vivek Kundra

·        Mideast Peace Czar - George Mitchell

·        Pay Czar - Kenneth R. Feinberg

·        Science Czar - John Holdren

·        Stimulus Accountability Czar - Earl Devaney

·        Sudan Czar - J. Scott Gration

·        TARP Czar - Herb Allison

·        Technology Czar - Aneesh Chopra

·        Terrorism Czar - John Brennan

·        Urban Affairs Czar - Adolfo Carrion Jr.

·        Weapons Czar - Ashton Carter

·        WMD Policy Czar - Gary Samore


10th Amendment - Power to the States

·        We all need to re-examine the national governments powers and hold them back to respect our Constitution's 10th amendment as follows: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

·        Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat and Obama supporter, issued the following resolution in respect to the 10th amendment and states' rights - "A JOINT RESOLUTION requesting Congress to cease and desist from enacting mandates that are beyond the scope of the enumerated powers granted to Congress by the Constitution of the United States."  (Source: Wyoming Governor's Office News Release - Jul 2009)

·        Texas Governor Rick Perry said in 2009 - "I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state...That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states' rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union." - (Source: Texas Governor's Office Press Release - Apr 2009)