A lawmaker proposes to freeze spending this year and cut 1% per year for the next 5 years. The result is a balanced budget.
If the desire was there, and we had a real leader, there is absolutely no doubt that those gradual cuts could be made with virtually no pain. Obama is doing everything he can to make a 1/4 of 1% reduction in the INCREASE as painful as possible.
We are leaderless, or worse with a leader bent on our destruction.
As it turns out, Vice President Joe Biden's London stay in February was not the most expensive part of his trip. A government document released on February 14, 2013 shows that the contract for the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand came in at $585,000.50.