This is not a time to be a Democrat or Republican. It is time to be an American.
We are addressing our deficit problem in a piecemeal fashion, rather than addressing it in total and finding the best solution possible. The focus for the Democrats is to raise taxes on the wealthy. The Republicans seek to reduce entitlements and other expenditures that would hurt the less wealthy the most.
When a family has a budget problem it takes a comprehensive look at its budget and prioritizes what needs to be done. It starts looking at spending and decides what are necessities, luxuries and what is waste. The first cuts is waste and then whether to pursue more income to keep some of the luxuries and all the necessities..
From the outside looking in, I don't see our government doing this. Until we do, we will not have the right plan and the argument will continue.
There is a divide in America between those who want a smaller government and those who want a more active, and thus larger, government. The issue is what is governments role. This will dictate the size of government and spending.
The Preamble of the Constitution says:"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Read More: http://bit.ly/oF80vG