I am a liberal who wants budget cuts.
I find the $14T debt absolutely appalling.
I am disgusted when the Democratic Party is portrayed as the party that fights budget cuts and is painted as the party that wants to spend, spend, spend.
I have a very simple solution. Cut the part of the budget which has caused this increase in the Debt from $8 to $14T since 2000. The Debt
My simple proposal follows:
We propose the following Act of Congress:
Congress shall not appropriate funds for any military action that is not formally declared as a War Act, except if such funds are supported by War Bonds to be publically sold.
If we want to fight the wars which have broken this country financially, then Congress should declare an Act of War.
If not, let the public show its support for such wars by buying War Bonds and financing the undeclared war (or police action or limited military incursion or ....) out of their pocket. If the public is not willing to put its money where its warmongering mouth is, we should keep the troops at home.
This would make a major impact on our deficit and ultimately our debt.