The federal government is currently over $9.3 Trillion in debt. This does not take in consideration the millions of Americans who will retire over the next five years and collect Social Security. The fact that none of the “mainstream” candidates are truly talking about cutting spending. John McCain talks about eliminating pork barrel spending. While I agree with him, it only accounts for 1/2% of the federal budget.
Washington seems to be more concerned with raising revenue than cutting spending. How much more can they really get from an overtaxed nation? We need to limit spending to agencies specifically mentioned in the Constitution and either abolish or privatize everything else. Only then will we see truly responsible fiscal policy.