Explain to me how a politician can cut taxes and decrease the deficit and never reduce funding to current government backed programs (Social Security, The National Endowment for the Arts, etc). Anyone? Anyone at all? O wait, here comes a politician to tell me that it can be done... but, funny thing is, he/she cannot tell me how!!! Do you want to know why they can't tell me? Not because they are trying to be vague, but because it cannot be done! Yet millions of Americans are fooled by this, and continually none-the-less. Why are we fooled? Say the phrase "cut taxes" and everyone loves you. It is what it takes to be elected in this country. God forbid a political candidate says he wants to do the sensible thing to ensure our children's future and cut spending, in a real way, to help balance the budget. Not increase taxes, but decrease funding. Because he will upset the elderly person, or the artist, or the rich guy or whoever else will have to take a tiny step back in order to ensure a prosperous future for our country. Didn't a famous man once say "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." Do people even know what that means anymore?
I don't blame the politicians, for it is the game they have to play in order to get elected. Shame on us for allowing the game to be played this way.