I'm a conservative, but claim no pride in either party. But I've come to the conclusion we have to compromise on solutions to make the country great again. I've decided a tax on the rich would be appropriate but not beyond what levels we've had in the past. And no small business man should be included in this tax increase. This is where the jobs are created if allowed to do so by the country's growth. Discretionary spending should be cut in the Defense Dept. There's already waste in every dept. and the Defense shouldn't be spared. But allowing our country to become defenseless in an increasing hostile world is ludicrous. We cannot leave ourselves vulnerable. We have an entitlement country that wreaks of Greece. If we cannot learn from watching others fail, when are we going to learn. Welfare handouts should be limited as in the Clinton years. Two years warning that the benefits would end for the able bodied to get the training and backbone to be productive citizens. Those who are elderly and truly disabled would not be affected. End the aid to foreign countries and "desires" of the lobbyists for funding non essential programs. That would include, charities, Endowments for the Arts and anything that doesn't contribute to the financial growth of the US. Even NASA for the time being. Allowing "too big to fail" to fail. They will come back after restructuring and bankruptcies to more manageable levels. Limit unemployment benefits. It discourages the unemployed to take their time finding the perfect job. In times like these we have to take a job to survive. It's the same as never quitting a job before you have another lined up. Common sense. Audit the Congressmen and stop giving them a pass. Pay cuts of 10% every year a budget is not voted upon. Pass the balanced budget amendment. Again, common sense. We wouldn't be in this crisis of that had been done years ago. Any thoughts? Tell me where I'm wrong or where you would lead to a compromise.