Article: Some of my Takeaways: A) Your government, and your politicians are lying to you about how bad the problem really is. B) Government isn't just a little too large, it's way too large. We have to SLASH spending immediately to have any chance of paying down our debt/liabilities. This includes all sacred cows including SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Defense, and more. C) Any suggestion that this problem can be fixed by mere taxation means the person is either lying right to your face, or they don't remotely understand the scale of the problem. D) Our society's desire to have it all and pay for none of it will be broken one way or another. Either way, it won't be easy and it won't be comfortable. Our decision is whether we take massive pain now, or we collapse later with far worse massive pain. E)"In short, if the government confiscated the entire adjusted gross income of these American taxpayers, plus all of the corporate taxable income in the year before the recession, it wouldn't be nearly enough to fund the over $8 trillion per year in the growth of U.S. liabilities." F) The problem can't simply be solved by a 'balanced approach.' If both sides make concessions, this still isn't remotely close enough to close the gap. Spending is the problem, it can't be tweaked, it can't be adjusted, even when paired to massive tax hikes this doesn't come close to solving the problem. Spending must be SLASHED. We've spent beyond our means and the chickens are coming home to roost. To say spending at current levels 'isnt' sustainable' might be the biggest understatement of the century.