We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
And define what you mean by spending. Don’t use the past years inflated
budgets, or proposed increases to look like you cut something.
If you spent $10 5 years ago, and that was balanced , then use that...
Dont use the $15 from last year, show how it would go to $17 and then agree
Thats O “ smoke and mirrors” and not cutting anything.
Medicaid and Social Security - for everyone under, say 55, Medicaid begins at 68; Social Security begins at 68 (early SS at 65 with reduced benefits).
Means test Social Security - if you are currently earning (AGI) over $150M; defer SS until you earn under, say, $50,000.
Disability for SS needs to be recertified every 5 years.
Welfare - put back in work requirements
Obamacare - short of dismantling it (my choice), eligible for free health care to 2x poverty income; not 4x.
That was easy.