It saddens me that we have become a nation that will not invest in our own interests. We need to raise taxes to pay for programs that we deem necessary or beneficial. You get what you pay for!
It may be true that some fat can be cut from our budgets, and that is something worth looking into, but we must prioritize the programs that are beneficial and those that are not, we must prioritize those that are effective and those that are not. If this does not balance the sheets, than we must increase revenue to pay for those programs we have deemed beneficial and effective. This is not rocket science, but it does require political will, and more importantly personal will. Will YOU pay more for those programs?
I think a large majority of the voting populous believes that they should not have to pay for programs that they do not believe benefit themselves. They must be introduced to the fact that these beneficial and effective programs will benefit them. This is no small task given the irrational way in which the public mind operates. They best way to accomplish this is through a strong and robust education system..........................WE ARE F*CKED!!!!!!!!