Perhaps if you had that type of thinking you might say that the Ryan plan and someother things that were passed was a way to start a discussion on issues that need to be addressed.
I have little interest in winding up in a place like Greece or Ireland where outside entities come in and say you need destructive changes to your economy lest we cut off funding.
The Fed has done this country a grave disservice keeping interest rates so low so long. People seem to not know or again put their head in the sand on this issue. If interest rates were at normalized levels say 5.5% on 10 year treasuries, interest cost would be 2-3% higher or about 300-400 billion more in interest payments and an even higher deficit.