The fact: Spending is so out of control it is impossible to balance with revenues. Especially when all of the increased revenue from the fiscal cliff bill has already been spent by the pork included in said bill and an unpaid for Sandy bill ladened with pork. What we need is growth, entitlement reform and spending cuts. The dems policies are killing growth, they live in an entitlement fantasyland, and consider a reduced increase in the baseline as a cut. We don't need balance, we need a reality check.