Since I helped foot the bill for this election cycle I do not mind one bit stating a goal for the 112th US Congress convening on Monday, January 3, 2011.

That goal is to bring the federal budget down to 12% of Gross Domestic Product. A target.

This is course is going to set up a constitutional battle in the eyes of our, shall we say, more liberal RJ constituency.

If so, so be it. A similar battle is looming around the 18th amendment concerning healthcare.

Fortunately, FDR did not appoint the cuurent, shall we say, more conservative majority sitting on the court.

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Now how much money was it NPR received last year? You get the idea. On our way down to that 12.