I have been having the same thoughts. We needs cuts and if we have to raise taxes a bit I will pay more when social programs recipients take less. That includes everyone, farmers, welfare, military etc. It has to be done. Better now than when it's too late. It's really creepy how Congress just can't bear to stop spending our money. It's sick. If anyone in DC really cared about our nation they would sacrifice their office and do the right thing now.