Cutting the Budget: A Modest Proposal
Both President Obama and the Republican leadership in the house agree that it is vital to reduce the federal budget, although they disagree about the details of what and how much should be cut. To solve their disagreement and get the budget under control, I offer a simple proposal.
Let the two sides agree that both will support any cut that either supports, and both will oppose any increased expenditure that either opposes. The Republicans get to cut any expenditure that they disapprove of, the President gets to cut any expenditure he disapproves of, and neither gets to make any additional expenditure unless the other agrees.