Our nation is unable to cut because a majority of it's citizens favor socialism, and redistribution. That is the nation we live in. It's not evil politicians. Our elected politicians statistically reflect the electorate that selected them. Those who recite about our being a center right nation sound like my grandfather recalling when a cup of coffee cost only 5cents. Times change, and so do populations. Bankruptcy is our destination nor is there any chance of avoiding it short of a miracle.