It is obvious that we ( the U S government/taxpayers ) spend more than we take in. Yet there are those that say "we can't cut spending anywhere". I'd venture a guess that we could cut just one percent across the entire federal spending and every department and program would continue on. There is "waste" and "fraud" in every program. Do a one percent cut per year until the income and outgo balanced and then we would know where the true needs are. Sadly, there is no national will to do the right thing!