$2tn a year should be stolen from taxpayers and ordinary people while they create a sham argument over $20 or $30bn what have you been spending your time on, on here?
The welfare state will have to be completely reformed.
The retirement age will eventually have to be raised to 70+.
Similar massive reforms need to be made to medicare but they can also include stopping the $100bn a year of fraud and about the same on reducing drug prices.
However the easiest and first way to get some sense into government finances while the economy is in such a fragile state is to remove over $1tn a year from Corporate Welfare and stop the $1tn a year bailout to the big banks.
I am in favor of raising the tax threshold by $7,500 (or nearly doubling it) as a first measure on lowering taxes.
That would cost less than $500bn a year.
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