See what average American's say about how they suggest balancing the budget:http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2011/03/how_americans_want_--_and_dont.html
We hear so much about the national debt -and the effect of taxation . For a good summary go to WikIpedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms
Wall Poster - JLKing Middle School - Berkeley Ca
America must stop thinking of ourselves as a country in isolation – We cannot go back to some imagined form of government developed in 1776. We are now in serious competition in a global economy, in global politics. Living in a taxophobic country has caused our way of life to slowly decay. The countries with which we are competing are spending tax money on developing infrastructure, maintaining a quality education system, providing health security for all people... and we are talking of cutting taxes - which will lead to even less support for those programs that we need to stay competitive as a nation.
Sign I found hiking along the Rogue River - Grants Pass Oregon
Well funded financial interests and political groups in America today are seeking to engineer public opinion. These are the so called "news services" that provide little factual news and emphasize their particular bias and opinion. The play upon the fears and prejudices of the American population to achieve their ends. Those who listen to such opinion programing are led to confuse what they are hearing with factual information. Of course this is why the financial interest and political groups spend last amounts of resources to create such a system. As I said last week, it can be hard to learn the truth. On my computer, I have bookmarks on 5 very different news sources. Daily I compare the headlines on each and read a bit of key stories. The difference in content and emphasis is amazing!