This is why we have the budget problems that we do. It is easily changeable, why are we putting up with this crap? Why do we put up with Republicans signing Grover Norquist's pledge? Where is the Tea Party on this? Oh, I know they are funded by the Koch Brothers, so they only get the information that is good for the Kochs. Medicare is on the table, what is wrong with these people.
In the last ten years we have had the greatest redistribution of wealth, from poor and middle class, to the ultra rich. We gave the rich a tax cut, and jobs weren't created, deficits were. Since we paid for the rich peoples tax cuts, they can pay for our deficit.
Without the Bush tax cuts, there would be no deficit. It would have been paid off by now.