Originally Posted by RINGLEADER
Well, the fact is that even these "grand bargains" don't do anything meaningful. Cutting $4 trillion from a budget due to bloat by another $10 trillion doesn't do much to really solve the problem. The spending reforms have to go farther because the tax increases could never fill the void.
I don't expect either the spending cuts or taxes to handle it completely...just reduce it. I just think if everyone across the board suffers we'll never get any significant change. Afterall, if the voters keep electing politicians that create the problem, then they need to feel the consequences.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison