I'm with you, brother. That's what I don't understand about congress.
It would be SO easy to make cuts - not by slashing - but by slowly shrinking the size of government over x period. Rather than laying people off and potentially hurting the economy/recovery, we would basically NOT replace the positions that come open due to retirement,resignation, etc. That's it. NO drama. The labor market can better adjust to these changes over time.
Reasonable people can look at a $16T debt and a $1T annual deficit and agree that reducing budgets by 1 freaking % a year is doable. Of course, our congress is full of shite flinging howler monkeys so.....
This post was edited on 1/12 at 9:54 am