How's this for raising revenue? Have the government create a job friendly atmosphere for private sector jobs and allow the private sector to create jobs. More people working means more tax dollars. More tax dollars IS more revenue. Also, as a side benefit, there would be fewer people on unemployment. That means less revenue spent supporting them and more revenue to use other places - like reducing the debt? Oh, I forget, we're talking about the Beltway crowd - Republicans and Democrats. Logic is forbidden.