I not sure all the money has been taken away.
How come when governments, local, state or federal run into financial problems the first they they want to deny are taxpayer facing services. We can't fill your potholes, cut the grass at the WW II memorial, keep parks open, pick up the garbage, blah blah blah.
Can you image a business pulling back on it's Customers? Sorry we're a little short on funds this month, call back in December.
Heck, why not fire the assistant, to the assistant director to the associate regional supervisor to the senior director of spin control. Or maybe not mail billions of dollars of checks to dead people.
This country's debt is over $16,000,000,000,000.00. Our GDP is $11,000,000,000,000, the federal budget alone is +20% of GDP. WTF, anyone run their household like this?
Oh I now it just bits and bytes.
I don't care which ideology, party affiliation, left handed, right handed or sexual orientation you are, how can anyone argue the government's not big enough.
Oh yeah, tax the rich those lucky bastards. The rich don't pay taxes, that's why we have a 30,000 page tax code. They flee the high tax countries to find a safe haven for their money, just ask the French.
Does anybody really think Obama will "negotiate" on a small budget, please!