We do not have a revenue problem. When this country's economy is at normal growth and production rates the fed gov pulls in nearly 2 trillion. We have a spending problem and a large portion of the population that has grown accustomed to getting hand outs instead of forging their own life. The amount the fed gov, and state and local gov as well, spend on trivial, outlandish, and way over paid workers and programs that either don't work or consistantly operate in the red is what has brought us to where we are. Cutting spending is the only way to reduce our debt.