2: Do you seriously think that the small percentage that could see this increase won't get most of it back anyways, and are voters in the first place? You don't think they would ever, ever need medical coverage anyways that will ultimately steadily decline in cost?
3: The IRS is more efficient than it was previous, government jobs are slowly being cut due to more automation, it just takes welfare reform with the right balance to get much of the major problems taken care of. If everyone quit acting like dicks for 10 minutes it certainly can happen.
4: Even in 2001, our military's budget was more than all other countries combined. Why the hell does it need to be so big? Why does our intelligence budget have to be so big when most of the agencies go through so many bottlenecks and bureaucracy that it actually hurts our national security? Good place to start would be to repeal the PATRIOT Act.