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The 2 Cent Budget Fix

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:48 PM
Washington does NOT have a lack of revenue problem. We have a spending problem. Let's cut the budget 2% this year and 2% again next year (real cut's not imaginary cuts in what we could have spent) and then limit the growth of spending to be less than the growth in revenues. We could easily have the deficit reduced to zero in less than a decade. Just cut the growth. If you want the deficit eliminated sooner, cut a little more and then adopt a pro-growth tax system.

The president could break the logjam in Washington and move toward a solution of all budgetary problems if he merely asked every American to contribute 2 cents.

No, this isn’t some far-fetched science-fiction scheme, like beating the debt ceiling by minting two platinum coins valued at a trillion dollars each.

It’s a practical, patriotic, down-to-earth solution that might enable Barack Obama to assemble a bipartisan coalition, finally transcending the petty bickering he pledged to end when he first campaigned for president five years ago.

Americans have begun to realize that the nation’s crushing debt threatens their own economic survival. In a...