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Instead of being specific on what to cut, I'll merely point out that the problem is we first start by seeing "needs that should be met” instead of “what we CAN afford to do." As a result of this critical difference, our state, other states, and countries around the world find themselves in financial difficulty. For too long government has provided "everything for everybody" though debt. That is not sustainable, the remedy is to FIRST see how much money government can have - without stunting private sector growth - THEN determine what we can do, and leave everything else undone. That won't provide everything for everybody, but it IS sustainable. Just as there are many worthy charities we could spend 150% of our income on – paid for with our income and additional debt - and "meet needs" none the less this is not sustainable. We couldn't do this forever, and neither can government. It's really that simple.
Last replied by Kerry Fox on Friday, 26 November 2010