Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
"Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state."
Apparently so, since the Federal Government has expanded beyond that which it is given in The Constitution of the United States of America.
Let's get back to basics, okay? You want to cut the debt? Repeal the 16th Amendment and call for an audit of the IRS and the Federal Reserve. Then Repeal the 17th Amendment and reinstate Article 1, Section 3 of our Constitution.