And you agree that we will have to raise taxes, and by j's like, he must as well. That's good to here.
Now, would you also agree that cuts should be targetted? Aimed at where the problem is, and not just mindlessly cut with no plan?
As for welfare, are you speaking of corporate welfare? Is that what you see when you use the word, or are you more sterotypical and see poor folk, single moms, and such? If you're the latter, you're looking at small patatoes and are skipping the problems again to focus on something that will have no large or siginificant effect. Cutting will only be delt with effectively by addressing the big three. Nothing else will make a dent, and is a waste of energy to whine about. However, politicians keep the populace from the big three in part by demonizing those who have no lobbying group. It works too.