Our elected officials have been putting off any decisions for years now, in the hope that their dreams of pennys from heaven bailing them out.
It didn’t happen, so here we are, with more debt then we can pay. Taxing a 2% slice of workers still paying taxes is not going to solve anything and everyone knows it. (With possible exception of our dear leader, I doubt he has any idea how an economy works.)
Only one thing will cure over spending, and it’s not raising taxes, CA and IL have been using that path for years, and they just go deeper in their hole.
The answer isn’t rocket science, it’s a balanced budget, spend only what you have in revenues.