It’s no secret that America‘s finances are unsustainable. We’ve been spending more than we’ve been taking in for some time now. And that spells trouble in the long run.

Rather than everybody doing the standard Navy Salute where everyone’s pointing fingers at one another, let’s work together to solve the problem.  The problem has been mounting for a long time, so it cannot be fixed overnight, but there’s no need for all the hissy fits. Let’s just start addressing the problem now.

First it’s important to understand the situation at hand, and the choices we’re faced with. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, an non-partisan organisation dedicated to teaching people the options on the budget have put together a Budget Simulator. I’ve run it a number of times. And have figured out how to stabilize the debt to 60% of GDP by the year 2021.

Here are my results:

How I stabilized the debt without draconian cuts:

I am an Independent, Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal, Progressive Bull Moose Republican. And I think, in fact I’ve proven, that we can create the sort of society we want to be without the draconian cuts advocated by the Extreme Right.

The rest of my results are included in my Stabilize the Debt Results.

You can try it by running your own Budget Simulator.