I present to you two completely unrelated facts:
1. the national deficit is at its highest level in history, over a trillion dollars at this point,
2. Americans' federal tax burden is the lowest it's been in 60 years.
I see no possible relationship here whatsoever. What about you?
Meanwhile, a new poll shows what every other poll ever taken on the subject has already shown: we all agree that spending needs to be cut to fix the deficit problem, but nobody actually wants to see any significant part of the budget get lower funding. Gosh, if only there were a way around this problem, some way to close the deficit without cutting hugely popular programs. Hmm, boy that's a toughy.