Can you possibly not know that the "spending cuts" proposed are really just cuts to the projected growth of spending, not to the spending itself? There are NO spending cuts proposed by the Democrats----all cuts are to the projected growth. Consequently, in most cases, we spend more on programs---maybe less than Congress had proposed, but more than the year before. No matter how much money one makes (or revenue one steals from the people as is the case here) one will still be in a hole if one spends more than that. Now do you understand? We DO have a spending problem, NOT a revenue problem.