The thing I don’t get about all this talk about reducing the deficit is about how all of them are way off the mark. Obama is proposing $1.2 trillion in reduction — mainly in taxes — and the Republicans are proposing $2.2 trillion. But that’s over ten years. And the current deficit is over $1 trillion each year. So don’t we actually need a package of deficit reduction of more than $10 trillion over the next ten years? It’s like Obama wants to buy a Ferrari we can’t afford and the Republicans are trying to get him to compromise by only buying a BMW we can’t afford.
So we’re at a situation where doing the $2.2 trillion in reduction — far less than necessary — is controversial. That’s why if I am elected president, I will do everything I can to lock pretty much all of Congress in prison forever and confiscate their wealth to ensure their families live in poverty, because that’s really the only just outcome at this point considering how they’ve treated the nation’s finances (and our incomes with their taxes). I’d place their heads on spikes and put them around D.C., but that’s unsanitary and would never fly.