What is fair for tax and spending? Eliminate the IRS, flat tax everything sold at 10%, (except food and energy). All pay the same rate. Buy a car...10% tax. Buy a Leer jet...10% tax. Cut back redundant Fed Govt offices, and the ridiculous amount glut there. Privatize individual retirement.
Anytime there was a claim to a budget surplus, SS was the reason... ever since LBJ. Time limits to several of the public programs that were originally designed to give people a leg up, help them, and get back to work and get out. We have generations that have lived off these programs for decades. It is one thing to be disabled. Another to be lazy. Then maybe people would look at the big picture, and vote for America, not their laziness.