If this guy had balls he'd call for this voucher thing to start NOW. Exempting the largest Republican voting demographic from his plan is the opposite of courage.
The best way to get the debt under control is to grow the economy and get money into circulation. The dot-com boom of the 90's is what gave us a surplus, not any cost cutting plan designed to make a voting bloc happy. Over the past year corporations have been making record profits but not hiring or investing. That money needs to get out there.
You mean the dot com bubble. And the housing bubble.
Having an economy based on internet startups and domain name trading, and government sponsored housing loans, is going to reach critical mass and fail, and it did.
The only self-sustaining, long-lasting economy is one with strong industry, and strong productivity. Two things BOTH Republicans and Democrats have gone to great lengths to tax the *** out of, create laws to overcompensate less productive workers, and create competition with globalised Free Trade that is impossible to beat.
We will NOT see the end of our econonimc problems until we revoke the free trade agreements that forced our textile industry to shut down and is doing the same to other industry as well, put some limits on the rights of unions, and reduce our tax liabilities for consumers and corporations alike.
In fact, if we don't do something soon, it will be too late.