I use to own a Lionel model train and it had three rails. It could not run without the third rail that delivered the power.
The solution to fix our budget needs a third rail. We need to cut spending and raise taxes; however, we also need to free our "free markets". Our free markets have been destroyed by government allowing core industries to be taken over by a few large corporations choking off competition.
One of the primary responsibilities of government is to protect its citizens from tyranny; both, foreign and domestic.
An affect of this take-over by oligopolies is that the distribution of income in this country has been distorted. If this is corrected income disparity would shirk, less government welfare programs would be needed, we would be more innovative and tax revenues would increase.
This is not being discussed because every politician in Washington is on the take from these large corporations. America is losing it and it will take drastic action for us to get back on course. Why has this happened? More