- We admitted that we could not restrain ourselves when it came to spending other people’s money- and that our government budgets had become unmanageable.
- We came to believe that only a power greater than ourselves- the Constitution- could restore us to fiscal sanity.
- We made a decision to turn from our big-spending ways and balance the government budget.
- We made a searching and fearless inventory of all unnecessary government expenditures.
- We removed all these unnecessary expenditures from the budget.
- We admitted to ourselves and our constituents the exact nature of our spendaholic ways.
- We humbly asked our constituents to remove us from office if we ever fell off the wagon and started spending recklessly again.
- We took a census of all the taxpayers we had harmed and began making amends to them all.
- We began paying off all government debts, lest we prevent future generations from achieving the American Dream.
- We continued to take inventory of the unintended consequences of government programs; and when we had delusions of government grandeur, we promptly admitted it.
- We sought to improve our contact with our constituents, asking only for the privilege of representing the taxpayers’ interest.
- Having had a political awakening as a result of these steps, we now seek to carry this message to other spendaholics and to practice thrift in all our affairs.
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