The United States faces huge deficits and staggering dept, but no one seems willing to give up any of the benefits they get. The vast majority of spending goes to social security, Medicare, war, and paying interest on the money we have already borrowed. Seniors scream no cuts to their health care or welfare. Vets are a powerful lobby and expect free health care for life for doing their civic duty for four years. We can't stop paying the interest. On top of that no one wants to pay taxes for the benefits we get for living here. The gimmy gimmy I want my free ride attitude will be what does us in.