I personally feel that most Americans would tolerate a 2% increase in sales tax. Let the states run it, and mail the check monthly to Uncle Sam. That will cut down the beuracracy costs.
Hell, they could even put up digital signs in the big chains to show how much the deficit is being paid down. It would be the American thing to do. Like buying war bonds in '42.
One thing's for sure..... unless we something BIG... we are screwed. Its simple physics.
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