Originally Posted by alnorth
Everything BUT SS, Medicare/Caid, and Defense is basically playing around the margins. We should be finished by now with fooling around with politically-popular but utterly irrelevant tiny little cuts to discretionary spending. We need big cuts in all the big 3, and we need more revenue.
But we haven't cut around the margins, that's just it. That's like saying you can't afford your mortgage payment but you aren't willing to buy generic grocerires, stop smoking, eat out less, quit spending on alcohol, etc.