The U.S. does not have a spending problem
At 15.7%, revenue as a percentage of GDP is at or near the lowest level in 60 years. #budget #fiscalcliff
Which is to say, the way to solve the budget/debt problem is with higher tax rates on those who can afford it (with a threshold well below 400K), along with sensible, progressive tax reform.
It is not by cutting spending, which only hurts those who need help the most -- whether it's discretionary or entitlement spending.
Unless we're talking about the bloated military, which could certainly afford a cut or two.
This is all so obvious.
If only the Democrats weren't so fucking spineless and the Republicans weren't so fucking insane -- and President Obama weren't so desperate to make deals with domestic terrorists.