Spending Surges Past Caps

The Budget Control Act of 2011 established spending caps to help rein in massive federal government deficits. Irresponsibly, Congress has voted several times to exceed those limits, including increases to the spending caps and the use of loopholes such as emergency spending. In fact, roughly an extra year’s worth of this discretionary spending (nearly $1.1 trillion) has been added since 2013

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