You are beginning to make sense. I don't totally agree, but I don't disagree on much of what you've listed above.I don't speak for the Tea Party patriots and I am not expert on all their proposals but taxes should not be raised on anyone-especially those who pay too much of the burden as it is until massive painful cuts are passed to prove to us that the government is dealing in good faith
TRUE compromise would not involve tax hikes but rather each party suffering some cuts that they do not want
If I were Dictator, unconstitutional crap like the Department of Education would be gone in a heartbeat. so would some of the massive overseas nonsense that is not needed.
we don't need a ton of military in Germany now that the Warsaw Pact is pretty well toast
we spend way too much money on idiotic studies that serve no useful function such as studying the penis sizes of gay men or the mating habits of some creatures that are neither beneficial to us or a pest
Some military cuts are in order as well now that the Soviet Union is not the threat it once was (that does not mean cutting off your pension which seems to be your main issue)
most welfare functions are a state function and have the benefit of checks and balances meaning if some state is too generous with the taxpayers' coin, those taxpayers move to a friendlier state.
the war on drugs at a federal level again is clearly an unconstitutional function and demonstrates that the history of the prohibition era was forgotten. If a state wants to ban dope of blow that is a state power. If a state wants to allow blow or dope that is a state power as well
I know a lot about our justice system and how much it costs to say incarcerate someone for 250 months at USP florence or FCI Ashland. like 40-65K a year. do the math