I sort of believed that, until I came across this article:
Excellent information we should all have, especially in an election year.
Should we cut military spending? Probably, but gradually, and maybe look at reducing stuff they buy rather than people they hire. They're the Pentagon -- they can negotiate prices fer cryin' out loud.
Should we increase emergency assistance spending? Maybe. But there is room for the private sector to help more, too, on a local level. Better coordination among all the programs would save a pile of money.
Are unverified immigrants (I refuse to call people "illegal") to blame for our overspending? Of course not.
Where should we cut the budget, then? Tax breaks! Now, we don't have to go making all the rich people mad by taking away their favorite deductions. But we do have to take a good hard look at the tax breaks that still exist, even though their purpose and usefulness have long since expired.
Being a citizen in a free democracy carries some responsibility, and it's not just voting. It requires being informed. Please research the tax code, especially breaks that have been written in and never removed. We can save the country a bundle by writing to our elected officials and letting them know where practical cuts should be made. Government is not going to fix the budget -- they have very little motivation to do so. It's going to take all of us.