Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (GA) published in op/ed in today's Washington Times. Please see the following excerpt:
Media outlets last spring frantically attempted to follow a growing trend of protests exploding across the country. It started with individuals - angry with high taxes and frustrated with Washington's outrageous spending - expressing their disdain throughout the nation at local courthouses and state capitols. One year later, what began as a few demonstrations has grown into a nationwide movement by millions of Americans who understand what many in Washington still don't comprehend: An increase of government spending equals higher taxes, higher debt and, ultimately, less freedom.
After writing another check to the Internal Revenue Service, what can American families expect as a return from Washington's big spending? The simple truth is a whole lot of debt. Under the current administration, the U.S. national debt has reached $12.9 trillion - which means each taxpayer owes more than $117,000. And that number is expected to grow. In fact, President Obama's most recent budget proposal would triple the national debt by 2020. The American taxpayers are not the only people wary about the increase of spending and looming national debt. China recognizes the danger and has reduced its U.S. debt portfolio over the past three months.