According to many economists and the governments own General Accounting Office, by the year 2020, Social Security, Medicare and interest on the national debt will take up 80% of the projected Federal Budget.
That leaves the Departments ofAgriculture,Commerce,Defense,Education,Energy,Health & Human Services,Homeland Security,Housing & Urban Development,Interior, Labor,State,Transportation,Treasury,Veterans Affairs and Attorney General effectively without money. Philosophically speaking that is not a bad thing. But it still doesn't solve the original problems of Socail Security, Medicare and the National debt.
Both major political parties are playing a game of chicken with the American electorate. As long as they both spend too much the people have no where to turn. That's a mistake to think that way. The French nobility lost their heads and the Brits lost a colony called America because of that cavalier attitude. Repeat after me, "DUMP CONGRESS".