First when balancing the budget you look at both sides, income and out going. You don cut both sides, if we are spending more than we are warning the last thing you do is cut the income, that should be simple to work out. Next we don't penalize the more needy in society. Increase corporate taxes and income taxes, on those that can afford it, as well as cutting unnecessary spending. Taking money out of the poorest in society and putting in the hands of the wealthy is not good for economic growth.