You just completely changed the subject.
But the answer is:
A strong economy creates jobs and revenue.
All efforts should be made to create a strong economy.
In bad economic times, government spending plays an important part in shallowing the bottom.
Cutting government spending when it is needed most actually makes it harder to get back to the better times.
We are mostly over that phase now, but the damage done by the Republicans in demanding one sided cuts and a focus on the debt, for the sole purpose of "defeating Obama" when a focus on the actual economy should have been front and center, has had it's intended effect on the economy, just not on Obama. Everyone lost on their bet.
I see Ryan trotted out the same old crap today. No Pentagon cuts, more cuts for the rich, and more screwing the regular people. Someone forgot to tell him people hated his ideas before, and people will hate them more now.
As far as "my kids" and "my credit card" goes, WWII was paid off as government spending increased because the economy kept getting stronger and stronger, and we had the highest tax rates on the rich in our history at that time. In fact it's those times that Republicans seem to want to return to but never mention how the economics worked. It's too simple about how this all works. All it takes is the ability to look at history.
Again, sure there are things we can cut and get away with, and Obama has been willing to listen to a lot of it. But "vouchers" for Medicare? That's like death panels without the panels. And that "my plan depends on repealing Obamacare" crap....for god sakes wake up, even Rick Scott knows its bullshit now, grow up.
As a Democrat, there is a perverse pleasure in seeing the Republicans continuously forced into a bad, shrinking corner built on the rhetoric they've locked into over the years, but realistically we need the Republicans to help curb the Dems excesses - unfortunately they are not able to do that because the Tea Party knuckleheads keep forcing them to come up with non starters on every issue out there which in turn digs their hole with voters deeper.
Maybe you can convince where no one else has. Just how much more than 3.8 trillion annually is needed for just the federal government?
WWII? Far less people. Naturally inflated market for labor. Immediate drop in spending allowed the percentage taken from GDP to drop from nearly 55% to 20% within a year's time. We then climbed to 40% taken from GDP annually around 1980...
We hovered around that mark for a couple of decades until Bush-master jacked it up another 5% when the democrats took over congress and then got the great idea
to bail out fiscally irresponsible banking institutions. Now we are looking at pushing it into the damn stratosphere. Housing bubble? Education bubble? It will be NOTHING compared to the medical bubble we are inflating right now.
There is no way out of this except to print money to "cover our fiscal liabilities". Spend it while you got it... it won't be worth a damn 30 years from now. I can only hope we wreck this train before it lands in the laps of my son's generation.
The sooner we break it, the sooner we can fix it. And what I mean to say needs fixing is the attitude of the American public. Once we get a taste of real trials like what most of the rest of the world deals with on a daily basis, we will finally grow a damn backbone and do what needs to be done on our own. This whole idea that politicians are going to promise us things from ourselves to get us out of this mess is beyond retarded.
It will be then that people will finally no longer care as a rule what their neighbors make and simply take control of our own lives to fix what is wrong. Until we get to that point, this notion of wealth inequality is merely a symptom of the real problem of character that is sorely lacking for the average American citizen.