The change we need. To balance the budget is to cut spending but not cuts to services and programs for the poor and not cutting jobs for the middle class and not tax cuts for the rich. Obama need to bring back those jobs GE, etc sent overseas and rescind the tax breaks that were given them and raise taxes across board. GOP plan makes the middle class poor and the poor even poorer and the Fat Cats richer and does nothing to balance the budget and pay down the deficit. It is GOP propaganda scare mongering that businesses, if taxed, will take their businesses over seas. They were given tax break and still took their business over seas. Take away the incentive for businesses to take their business overseas. Tax breaks. Cut all unnecessary spending beginning with the two wars and unnecessary federal and state spending. And spending for services and programs to those in the country illegally. Release those 7.5 million jobs held by illegal aliens by rounding them up, putting them on trains, busses and ships and deporting them. Yes we can and yes we must and yes we have. 1954 by Eisenhower. Tax the money they are not sending out of the country that was earned in the country. They are no different than businesses that take their business over seas and illegal aliens who send money overseas. If anyone is serious about balancing the budget and paying down the deficit all theses things has to be done. Simultaneously. We all need to make sacrifices but all I can see so far is sacrifices made by the working middle class, poor, seniors, children and the disabled. Tax breaks for the rich and GE, etc means big campaign donations? GOP: We dont have the money? If we need more money we do not take from the already hurting, we take from those who can afford to pay a little more. Raise taxes where it dont hurt. The rich. Obama, where is the change you promised? Stop compromising with those who are terrorizing American and holding our government hostage, GOP. Only thing they are interested is Obamas head on a platter in 2012 at any cost to America and Americans. GOP are bullies and there is only one way to deal with bullies. Meet them on their on turfs and beat them at their own games. Time to pay up Obama, and give us the change you promised. Dont be afraid. They put their pants on the same way you do. America, roll up your sleeves and pitch in. This may hurt a little but this too will pass.