Americans spending too much money on imports has nothing to do with the government spending too much money, period. And until we can start talking about government spending without throwing-around red herrings, nothing will be accomplished.
I thought that was your point. Let me reply please:
We need to stop buying so many imports.
Billions and billions worth. Meanwhile the government needs to stop spending billions and billions on everything.
But the two are completely related.
Our side is trying to be perceived as responsible. Yet we do nothing as US manufacturing heads ever, and ever more overseas.
What does this do?
When a budget is being discussed the GOP says we are spending too much, what is the public supposed to think?
The public (at least some of the public) is not perceptive like you. The public sees US corporations constantly shipping more and more jobs overseas - and thinks two things:
Now there is some truth in that.
We must start to take the position advocating for American jobs.