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Libertarian Party’s Howell urges smaller govt.
Tue May 28, 2013 4:19AM
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Most Americans believe the U.S. government is “too powerful,” “doing too much,” and “spending too much,” the executive director of the Libertarian Party says, calling for a smaller government that can operate more efficiently.

 

The Libertarian Party wants “to expressly reduce government power, government intrusion, government spending, and government foreign meddling,” Carla Howell said by phone on Monday.

 

Her comments come as a new survey by the Gallup has found that 54 percent of Americans believe the federal government today has too much power.

 

Howell claimed her party is representing the majority of Americans who want “a much smaller government than we have today.”

 

The views of Americans are marginally higher than in 2012, and slightly lower than in 2010 and 2011, according to the Gallup website.

 

The total spending of the U.S. government is expected to exceed $6.1 trillion in the fiscal year 2013, according to the U.S. Government Spending website. Out of the figure, more than $900 billion goes to military activities.

 

As most Americans wish a smaller government, the total federal debt is rapidly approaching $17 trillion, and the budget deficit is projected to be nearly $1 trillion in the fiscal year 2013.

 

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