For those of us who are conservatives, let's not talk about "America having a spending problem". America does NOT have a spending problem, but the 500 plus people we vote into office do have a spending problem that is out of control. It will continue to be this way until We The People start sending a lound and clear message to those 500 plus people that enough is enough. Write to them, call them, and ultimately don't vote for them. If enough of us would get busy and write to them instead of pour out our woes in comments to these columns you bet we could get them to become thrifty in their way.