State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Much like Madison, agreement is a rare commodity in Washington D.C. The great debate these days in the nation’s capital is the effectiveness of a near-trillion dollar stimulus package. While that debate rages on, there is concurrence that a costly stimulus package will add to the already massive federal debt.
Consider these numbers reported by the Associated Press;
This year's budget deficit that doesn’t include any stimulus money is still a record $1.2 trillion.
Interest payments on the federal debt are about $450 billion. A stimulus package would add about $40 billion to the interest payments a year.
The total national debt is currently over $10.6 trillion.
Every person in the United States would each have to pay $37,000 to wipe out the national debt.
Here are the details from the AP.
The House version of the stimulus bill originally contained 647 pages, 680 pages after amendments were added and the bill was approved. The Senate version has 431 pages.