This ran in the weekend USA Today: Cuts loom as clock ticks for deficit deal Any chance of this being approved? I don't know what the details are for the $500 billion in new revenue. Anyone know or opinions pro or con? I know if they don't reach a deal, cuts are going to automatically happen. Anyone know how close Bush's Taxcuts are to expiring? My impression is that we must cut spending... I like Defense and Congressmen's benefits.