The Crime Scene Is Local

This year federal candidates and campaigns will spend more than $1 billion trying to convince Americans that if you send them to Washington, they will reduce spending, cut waste, solve America’s debt crisis, eliminate world hunger, and bring about world peace (maybe, just maybe, they will be able to bring about world peace this time).

The problem is that over the last 30 years our national debt has ballooned from a little over $1 trillion to nearly $16 trillion—an abject failure, if cutting spending and reducing debt were the goals. Why?