In theory, of course you are correct. We need to cut spending everywhere. However, this is a big ship to steer. If you turn too fast, a lot of people are going to fall off. Most people vote based on their own economic interest, and we are all going to have to sacrifice to get our spending as a nation back under control. Unfortunately most of us are too easily swayed by voting against someone who might take something away from us. We need politicians who don't plan to run for re-election but really have the best interests of our country at heart.