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5*“FREEZE” Facts You Didn’t Know About Ice Cream and Federal Spending**

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5*“FREEZE” Facts You Didn’t Know About Ice Cream and Federal Spending**

08.16.18 10:13 AM

The weather outside is heating up,*and so is federal spending! This past spring Congress*passed a bloated $1.3 trillion spending bill that – for the first time ever – will push federal spending over $4 trillion, costing taxpayers $33,000 per household. The national debt topped a sizzling $21 trillion this year,*and,*in the next ten years,*Washington spending is expected to surpass $7 trillion. This is unacceptable*— taxpayers deserve better. It’s time to chill the federal government’s*red-hot spending spree,*which is why this summer Americans for Prosperity is calling upon Congress to freeze discretionary spending! Cool down by reading some fun facts about*federal spending*and ice cream*below! Thomas Jefferson was reportedly the first American to*write down an ice cream recipe. He was ALSO the first president to enact a spending freeze in government, which reduced the national debt by*more than 30 percent in just eight years. The average American eats 6 gallons of ice cream a year at a cost of*$5.00*a gallon.*To put in perspective: each American would have to give up ice cream for 422 years just to pay their share of this year’s federal budget. That’s a LONG time to go without ice cream! This year, the federal government will spend $4 trillion […]

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