Originally Posted by stanmrak
Take another look at this list. You can subtract social security and medicare expenses - those are additional payroll taxes, separate from income tax. I was talking federal income tax only. Take what's left on the list and calculate how much of it is for military spending and interest. It's somewhere near 90%.
So the place to start cutting spending IS the military.. the interest on the debt we cannot touch.. has to be paid down.I am in full agreement that something has to give, I am wary of Ron Paul though. Before we start cutting taxes we could pay down the debt ...