The easiest way to cut the deficit is to reverse what got us the deficit in the first place.
Any deficit plan that does not include the elimination of the Bush tax cuts is a fraud.
Any deficit plan that does not end the wars and reduce the war budget is a fraud.
Any deficit plan that does not address the looming health insurance crisis is a fraud. (Ryan’s plan is a privatization, profit making scheme that has been pretty well debunked by informed economists).
The Republican Party intends to put this nation into a death spiral in order to implement an agenda that suits the wealthy. The agenda includes privatization, more destructive “free trade” agreements, eliminating the social safety net and the destruction of the Obama presidency.
Similar plans are familiar to countries where real economic crises occurred. Right wing extremists in the banking industry have used these crises to privatize, deregulate, impose “free trade” and gut social programs in any number of countries. (See Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein).
A genuine crisis is not necessary however because one can be created – which is exactly what the Republicans have been doing since the day Obama was elected.
There is a deficit no doubt but the crisis stage is many years away.
The real crisis is in unemployment and that one is being ignored.
If the GOP is successful the Obama presidency can be destroyed. The mystery is why so many Democrats are complicit.