18 Apr

Cutting the Deficit – Mother Jones

Ah, the American public. God love 'em. The Economist asked if they'd rather tackle the federal deficit by cutting spending or raising taxes, and the runaway winner was cutting spending, by a margin of 62% to 5%. So what are we willing to cut? Answer: pretty much nothing.

via Cutting the Deficit – Mother Jones. Add up everything that even a quarter of the population is willing to cut and you wind up with under 5% of the federal budget.