I'm one of the last people to defend the amount of the money the government spends. It's ridiculous. Everyone knows this. However, when it comes down to reducing how much the government spends, everyone refuses to face one simple fact: to spend less, we have to….oh, duh, spend less. That means cutting programs. And every single time a program is cut, the media or politicians or a special interest group trots out the "victims" who are hurt by such cuts. One cannot deny that people are affected when programs are reduced or ended.
The debt ceiling has been increased again. Where would you trim the fat? What programs or areas of spending do you think need reduced?
For a look at our current debt (it is very, very depressing watching the numbers go up!), check out the U.S. National Debt Clock at http://www.usdebtclock.org/