I actually disagree with a lot of our government spending but we're stuck with most of it
NO WE ARE NOT. This is the attitude of most democrats (I don't know your affiliation). The attitude of we cannot cut spending unless it is military spending because then we are not pure democrats if we agree with cutting spending.
Not like we can expect the country to thrive if we stop sending out SS checks tomorrow.
SS is a non-discretionary expenditure that is unsustainable in the long run. Nobody is proposing to dissolve SS, but to sit back and say it's OK is a joke. Just because it is sustainable for 2 more decades, doesn't mean it wouldn't benefit our country if we reformed it now to save money.
The country has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. If and when the country (majority of voters) realizes that spending is the problem, we can move forward. EVERYTHING needs to be cut or reformed soon. Cause soon we will see the REAL fiscal cliff. If you think I am being extreme, I am only trying to figure out how someone would be willing to pay more to the government as they continue to increase spending and debt. It is a bad investment at this point.