Originally Posted by j2nh
Clearly this is NOT a taxation problem, it is a SPENDING problem. We have got to quit trying to be the nanny state. Can't feed them, don't breed them.
Did you actually pay attention to anything above? By far, the two biggest items that the federal government spends money on are retirees and the military. Neither of them fall into your "nanny state" or "can't feed them, don't breed them" categories. Those are great reactionary radio sound-bites, but they aren't the reality of our fiscal crisis.
Do you wanna take a hack at finding $1.3 trillion to cut from the current budget? I posted the numbers above - go for it.