Smug one-liners are usually what derails political threads. The truth is the Fed has been spending more money (on everything) for a long time and now it's time to pay the piper. Spending cuts have to be made EVERYWHERE. That includes places and programs that are near and dear ot many of us. While it hurts, making these cuts is the responsible thing to do. It's clueless to believe that we can continue spending like drunken sailors and expect someone else to pay for it.