This link is an unadulterated account of the money we lose/waste each year in simple excess cost, or loss of tax money:

Economic Waste

This is information straight from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. This is unequivocal evidence that we the people, the consumer, the worker have the largest influence not only in expenditures, but gross calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is a calculation of the economic might of a nation.

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Section 5

This should put into perspective exactly what we can accomplish together, exactly how much we can in fact make a difference in our economy and our country!