Isn’t it wonderful? All that “free” money that you and I can get just by applying for this or that grant? This website give us an overview of the billions that are made available by Uncle Sam in grant form:
2010 Government Grants in the USA
As of the year 2009 the United States government has made available a wide variety of programs. This includes 1,000 Federal Programs, 24,000 State Programs, 30,000 Private Foundations and 20,000 Scholarship Programs. Then are now over 1,500 government grant programs available through 57 different federal agencies.
Every day the government gives out millions in free government grant money. They give the money to people just like you for a variety of personal and business needs.
Consider what these many government grants can be used for:
- $151.5 Billion in grants for small businesses
- $186.1 Billion grants towards housing and healthcare
- $86.4 Billion towards grants for students and college graduates
- $93.4 Billion in grants for personal needs and cash awards
- $57.5 Billion in grants for minorities
- $99.7 Billion in grants for women
- $96.5 Billion towards research grants
- $38.5 Billion grants towards community development
- $103 Billion in grants for non-profit organizations
Total it all up and it comes to nearly a trillion dollars!
We cannot afford to be “giving” ourselves money that is in reality just being borrowed from our posterity or created out of thin air by the Federal Reserve (an act that will result in currency inflation, possibly hyperinflation).
The U.S. Constitution, in Section 7 of Article 1 gives the U.S. Congress the power of the national purse-strings: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives….” So, it is up to our members of the House to shut off this money drain! The person we here in the 6th District send to Washington D.C. as our representative to the House must possess the integrity and the will to say, “No more!” to billions of “free” grants.
And we Americans need to be strong enough to stop going to the trough and taking those billions, even if Congress and the president pour them out.