Nation above Party

Improving the union is a job for everyone.

Starting with the budget

1. Reducing deficit and raising taxes - more than halfway to deficit reduction goal of 4 trillion

2. Upcoming automatic cuts would certainly put a big dent in the spending, but also the economy. The sequester is a budget Death Star

3. Social costs are going to drive debt in the future - entitltment programs must be reformed for the sake of future generations. We need to ask the most powerful and the middle class - everyone.