Government was supposed to be local and close to the people. Federal government was supposed to be small compared to the combined states. The 10th Amendment limits the federal government to 20 functions, leaving all other matters to the states and the people. And yet, now half of all state budgets are paid with federal money. This allows the federal government to coerce the states into complying with laws with the threat of lost federal aid if they do not. This gives Washington more power than it was given in the Constitution. Bad laws at the state level only affect that state. Bad laws at the federal level effect everyone. The states should be responsible for their own budgets without the threat of losing money if they disagree with Washington. Please reduce aid toward state budgets.And another:
Please don't try to fix the REAL ID Act. Please, just repeal it. I also oppose mandatory electronic medical records. I certainly don't EVER want federal bureaucrats to use REAL ID and/or electronic medical records to dictate what medical treatments I can and cannot receive. I don't want federal aid to the states to be used either to bribe state governments to comply with REAL ID, or punish them for failing to comply. The REAL ID act will not make the US more secure. It only will burden citizens with more senseless government regulation and burden states with another unfunded mandate from Washington. It does not need fixing. Please get rid of it altogether.And another:
Please introduce DownsizeDC.org's "Write the Laws Act." You can find a summary and the full text of the bill here:Can't say I did nothing today...
Regulations will cost American families $13,000 this year. Regulations are made by unelected bureaucrats and have the power of law, and there should be no "legislation without representation." Most regulations impose undue burdens on business and do not protect the public. Congress should not pass the responsibility of lawmaking onto bureaucrats they appoint and then not take the blame when there are consequences. That is why laws should be written by Congress and only Congress. They represent the people, and are rightly the only part of government with this power. Take away the power of bureaucrats you gave power in the first place. Support the "Write The Laws Act" today.