Balance the budget?

Easy as pie. Let me at entitlement spending and I’ll have a huge surplus while cutting taxes 50%. There’s nothing complicated here, just a lack of will.


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5 responses to “Balance the budget?

  1. Anonymous

    The NYT website has a great interactive tool about this today. Your reader Peg, at blog What if, has it as a post.

  2. Pierre Bergé, Nom de Plume

    Dear Monsieur de la Fontagne,
    Please keep your stinkin’ gubbermint hands off my Medicare and Social Security. Merci. Pierre

  3. JRH

    A huge surplus while cutting taxes 50%? Easier said than done, CF. In fact, I’d be willing to say it’s impossible — unless, of course, your plan involves ending Medicare and Social Security. If it does, fine — but don’t pretend for a second that it’s easy as pie to end the two most popular programs out there.

  4. greenwich dude

    if the caclulator is even close to correctly calculating the savings, this really is easy. guess what, oldsters? it’s going to be another two years in the salt mines before you start gobbling up the output of your children. tough shit.

  5. JRH

    Pretty easy for lawyers, real estate agents and other desk jobbers to talk about raising the retirement age.