The chairman of the Cache Valley Tea Party Coalition says he is pleased with some of the progress made in the 2010 elections but Chris Tew says he is not pleased with a bill that comes before the U.S. Senate Wednesday. The bill would mean significant tax cuts for all Americans but Tew says what it really does is put the nation all the further in debt. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Tew said the Kato Institute clearly points out that there are many departments and organizations created by the federal government that are unconstitutional. “Progressives in the U.S. have tried to expand those powers,” Tew explained. “So we have things like the Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, etc., etc. that are extra-constitutional. “There’s no authority given to the federal government to create these. States and localities can do all of these things without having to send all the money to Washington to suck a big piece of it off.” He says everything could be done a lot more efficiently on a local basis and a downsizing of the federal government is badly needed.
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