Hugh Hewitt

Means-testing of some benefits must be adopted, at least for those younger than 55.

And we must, we must, stop sending money on things we want -- NPR, the endowments for the Arts and Humanities -- as opposed tithe things we must absolutely have, like aircraft carriers on deployment in the Persian Gulf.

President Obama clearly understands that the sequester -- his sequester -- is not working out as he planned. That is because it is bringing clarity in its wake, and voters are seeing what the president's fall campaign was designed to hide: an enormous, wasteful federal government that cannot even take care of its troops even as it spends billions on silly and absurd programs.

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Hugh Hewitt's new book is The War On The West.