Various plans democrats put forward would have had both and could have happened if republicans voted it in.I didn't answer the question because it won't happen and that is not algebra.
I'd like to take this moment to point out that it is now Democrats defending military spending, not Republicans.Deficit spending is the Prime Directive of the GOP. What good are Repubs if they can't start a another war or buy more useless military toys on the backs of future middle class generations?
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
CORPORATE GREED AND UNION GREEDDEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANSDESTROYING THE BEST OF AMERICA ONE DAY AT A TIME
This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
One out of three ratings agencies lowered it's rating by 1/2 a notch, not exactly the end of the world. Certainly not good but not the end of the world as we know it.
Cut spending by $3 trillion & raise revenue by $1 trillion. Pass it with bipartisanship and S&P's would have been happy.
But...but...but...if we come to a debt deal and raise the debt ceiling, everything will be ok; the stock market will be good to go; we'll retain our credit rating!