Does anyone here have a copy of Benson's Nobel prize in economics? I don't. He is WRONG, people. As is Hannity, O'Reilly, etc. Government budgets can be very productive in a 'deficit/debt' mode....anyone here heard of how we financed WWII? Do they think that was pay-as-you go?? For the last time, government budgeting is NOT the same thing as household budgets? Deficit spending can - and IS - an inherently good thing for economic growth. Until you stop being so ignorant and totally dependent of false information and propaganda provided by the likes of Benson, you will forever be keeping our country in a Banana state.