No one on either side even wants to fix the deficit, I was listening to a congressman on the news last night, and i cant remember who it was but basically he was saying he came up with a plan to balance the budget within 8 years. Meanwhile both sides are just coming up with stupid accounting gimmicks to say that they cut spending somewhere. All they would have to do is freeze current government spending, and cut 1 percent of the spending per year for 8 years, and the budget would be balanced with 3% growth. If this is true, then it just shows what a joke these negotiations are, they cant even come to a conclusion to cut a couple trillion over ten years, when they arent even making legitimate cuts to spending, they are just slowing down future spending increases, if this is how much of a struggle it is then there is no doubt in my mind we are completely fucked. Is there anyone in here who couldnt freeze their spending, and cut 1% out of their spending for a few years, if they took a paycut at work? We are talking about like 50 dollars a year you got to cut on a 5k monthly budget.