I listened to Sen. McConnell a few moments ago and came away perplexed. The Senator stated the tax issue is settled and we need to cut spending. Nowhere in his comments does he explain how the massive federal debt can be brought down by cutting spending. If we only pay the 'minimum due' on the debt, and interest on the debt is added daily, how can we ever bring the debt under control? We cannot save enough unless we create massive unemployment and defer maintaining our infrastructure, putting our health, food, air and water at risk. Of course I'm aware that some believe spending must be controlled by a balanced budget amendment, and that money not planned for in such a budget cannot be spent. I believe such a plan is ridiculous and not doable for the cost for natural disasters, plagues and defending the nation from invasion or insurrection cannot be planned.