We need to reduce deficit by increasing taxes to meet the General Budget and pay down the deficit our #1 debtholders are the working people who invested in programs to provide benefits for disability, death benefits, healthcare, & retirement. By borrowing from these funds, Congress changed the entire dynamics between those with wealth and those without. It adversely affected the quality of life for middle/low wage earners. No effort is made to alleviate this. It’s time to cut government spending, especially defense; increase taxes in proportion to income; fund General Budget as a balanced budget; reduce deficit until there is no debt. Then we can reduce taxes except to pay for essential programs. It’s time for sensible management of government finances.