Discussion: Balancing the Budget

This is not going to be a deep, thoughtful post.  I’m more looking for discussion and people’s general thoughts about it.  It is engendered by reading some links jnc posted not long ago and by some comments by john on PL today.  (Hahahaha, john, you certainly got the point of my comment.  I usually bail when that one shows up.)


For a start, I think balancing the budget is the beginning point before moving on to tackle the deficit.  Given my leftist leanings, I would like to see that occur with the least disruption to the middle class and to the social safety net as possible – which for me means starting with cuts to defense, raising taxes on everybody (yup, my own self included) at least temporarily, finding some way to deal with rising healthcare costs.


What are your thoughts in general?

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