Taxes: Forget about raising FIT rates; just eliminate the cap on Social Security contributions. This will effectively raise top income taxes by 5.2%. P.S. Let the ill-advised "temporary" SS tax cut expire. Everyone has to pay more taxes if we are serious about raising revenue. Spending: Just suspend cost-of-living increases until the budget is balanced. This would put everyone on the same side of the table when trying to eliminate wasteful expenditures. What say you?