A doctor friend in San Diego sent me a list of 55 unessential programs that the Republican House has proposed cutting. All we hear from the media is that we must gut entitlement programs in order to save our economy from collapse. Let's first eliminate some of the programs we can live without. For illustration and in the interest of brevity, I have reduced the list to 15:
Other potential savings include eliminating farm subsidies, tax loopholes, corporate welfare, foreign aid to countries that don't like us, "czars" and unproductive departments. If we still have an unmanageable deficit after all the fat is cut, I favor some surgical modifications to Social Security and Medicare to save them for future generations.