It's a shame that liberal, unconstitutional extremism has become the accepted norm in America. What we need as a countermeasure to this phenomenon is for conservatives to propose, and make every effort to implement, even to the extent of shutting down the government for an extended period of time, real Constitutional "extremism". The Ryan budget is a great starting point, but with the latest Continuing Resolution agreement now being reported as draconian and extreme by liberals, while being reported at less than $300m million in expenditure cuts (which are insignificant), we need to redefine the word "extreme" and make truly significant proposals while abiding by the constitution. and we need to prepare ourselves for crying, moaning, threats and accusations by liberals to a level we've never seen before when real changes are made. And isn't it shameful that suggesting we abide by the constitution is assumed to be extreme? But that's where our nation stands at present.
To repeat, the Ryan budget for 2012 is a great place to start, but it's too specific and exacting in its proposals and a bit too pointy-headed to grasp, and there are other enormous constitutional issues that Ryan didn't address which will not only save hundreds of billions of dollars but would also eliminate the liberal mischief and threats to our prosperity and liberty that reside in the executive branch of government, especially the EPA.
The major source of mischief and regulations that negatively impact our lives and prosperity is the EPA, which is inventing emergencies in order to minutely regulate and control our lives and business. We must abolish this bunch of rogues and save in excess of $9 billion each year.
The Department of Education has destroyed education in the U.S. and is a shill for the far left teachers' unions, and the only way we will improve education is to abolish this corrupt department, eliminate the political influence it represents in the education of our children and return control to local school boards, and save $77 billion each year.
The Departments of Energy and Interior have caused oil and gas to become more scarce and more expensive and have shut down drilling in this nation at the cost of thousands of jobs and a reduction of our competitive ability and our security. We must abolish these departments to save our nation, and save $41 billion each year as a result.
The Department of Commerce costs $6 billion each year and restricts and controls commerce nearly to death, so this leftist, statist organization must be abolished.
The IRS costs us $13 billion each year, on top of the cost of tax preparation and the invisible hand-in-the-pocket of payroll deduction. The FAIR tax would save our citizens money and would assure that all illegals and visitors to America were paying taxes that they avoid under the current IRS income tax system.