While I do not believe it is too late, it is close to crisis. It is obese, just a lite look at some of that touched in this article. defense up .2% not out of the question, but better accounting, and crack down on companies that bloat their costs at tax payer expense. Both medicaid and medicare have extreme fraud, has to be a way to work toward elimination of fraud and waste there as well as all of government. Social Security needs total restructuring,( note this is from as 52 year old) would a raise in age for those not yet receiving SS really hurt? I for one do not like the idea of retiring I may change what I do but retire not if I can work. No hand out for me but a hand up if I fall. The Government needs to go on a major Diet.