BALANCE THE BUDGET AND PAY DOWN THE DEFICIT America, roll up your sleeved and pitch in. This may hurt a little but this too will pass. Raise taxes on everyone who is working accordingly and on all products we buy and services and every one contributes and it will balance the budget and pay down the deficit. Cutting services and jobs only contributes to the deficit. I am willing to pay taxes on my social security if it help us. Everyone contributes and every one wins when we succeed. Cut public, state and federal employers by dividing the work days and not anyone completely. Cut the salary of Congress, Senate and speakers of the house, etc. Everyone make sacrifices but absolute NO job lost what so ever. Not only government is living large, we are also. I could survive well on less social security. But some could not so cut accordingly. All of us need to get back to basics. Do we have to have so much and make so much garbage in the process? I moved out of a two bedroom apt and did not realized how much I had that I did not need. I used to have a car and a camper and now I have neither and miss neither.( I have a power chair) Do we really need 435 members in the House of Representative? Do we really need 100 senators? We could cut them in half and probably get more work out of them and save money to balance the budget and pay down the deficit. OR cut their salaries in half and benefits. Make them all eligible for social security and medicare. Since "so be it if jobs or lost."No one has to lose their job. Just share the work load. IF there is $60 billion for education, Spend only $60 billion and divide the jobs. In stead of paying the each $45,000, pay them each $20 thousand or what ever amount to $60 billion. Until the budget is balanced and the deficit is paid down. It is everyones responsible to contribute. Not just public and federal workers but thats a start. Damn Bush economics got is here and he much be drinking himself into oblivion.