The people want more spending, but they won't vote for higher taxes. In fact, they want tax cuts as well. The budget deficit took years to get here, and what's needed is not a massive spending cut/tax hike now (because that will plunge the US back into deep recession) but a plan over 5 or 10 years to achieve balance.
Disclaimer. After nearly 40 years managing money for some of the largest life offices and investment managers in the world, I think I have something to offer. But I can't by law give you advice, and I do make mistakes. Remember: the unexpected sometimes happens. Oddly enough, the expected does too, but all too often it takes longer than you thought it would, or on the other hand happens more quickly than you expected. The Goddess of Markets punishes (eventually) greed, folly, laziness and arrogance. No matter how many years you've served Her. Take care. Be humble. And don't blame me.
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