Please Most Americans are not ready for the hard choices. Even the Tea Party when polled says no cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The spending will continue until the world stops lending us money and printing causes the economy to collapse. If Americans were serious about reducing government spending, conservatives would control all the Congress and the Executive. Harry Reid says no reduction in entitlements, Nancy Pelosi (most of her caucus is needed to override a veto) says no problem after all unemployment payments stimulate the economy.