Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Why not just make some cuts to spending that we obviously need and the whole county agrees needs to happen.
Because every program has its own lobby buying its own congressmen. Read this: http://www.businessinsider.com/congr...-tanks-2012-10
Until the corrupting influence of money is removed from government, you'll never do anything about it, regardless of which ideological path you wish to follow. The first day a congressmen enters office, he gets right to work raising money to run again in two years. And for the next two years, he will spend the majority of his time raising money. What kind of system is that?