On K Street in Washington, D.C., there are many offices that are occupied by special interest groups. Everyday, those offices send a lobbyist for the purposes of attempting to make some members of Capital Hill and The White House to support their causes and their endeavors. About 95% of the time, what these lobbyists request is tax monies to fund their projects as well as lobby for other spending legislation and monetary support. It is these special interest groups and their political supporters whom are an impediment to reducing the size and scope of government, and an impediment to reducing this nation’s $14 Trillion dollar and counting national debt.

While the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear that these special interest groups do have a right to “petition government for a redress of grievances,” The question becomes do they have a right to demand that tax monies fund their pursuits? I believe that they do not. However, because they have a great deal of money to fund campaigns, and because of the fact that there are many politicians in Washington who want that money for their reelection to offices, special interest groups have a great deal of an advantage.

What is needed is for one person or a group of individuals to state that the government “gravy train” has come to an end. While I take comfort that there are politicians and others that are speaking out and accepting this fact, more needs to be done. Will that happen? I hope it does.