Mitt Romney appears to be tone deaf when it comes to addressing our nation's debt and deficits. His only test for federal programs - including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid - seems to be whether or not it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for it.
I'd like to say this to Mitt and every other candidate for President - revenue is not a dirty word. After years of cutting spending so much that we've already hit the bone, it's time to admit this is a revenue crisis and propose solutions that acknowledge as much.
One such proposal is the Wall Street Traders and Speculation Tax Act. This fraction of a tax on risky Wall Street trades (.04%) would raise roughly $40-$50 billion a year in much needed revenue. Sadly, I doubt that Mitt would be willing to do such a thing to his Friends on Wall Street.