There has been a lot of talk since the big compromise on "The fiscal cliff." Some are saying now that we have provided for the revenue enhancements, we must be working on cutting expenditures, especially the so-called entitlements and especially Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. I.e., they want to cut the best of the U.S. people programs.
Heck, I think we should be looking for ways to ENHANCE and EXPAND Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. They are all programs that work well to accomplish vital improvements in our American civilization.
People in the United States pay less in taxes now than we have for many decades. There is nothing wrong with increasing taxes, especially taxes on those who can best afford to pay them, in order to make these good systems even better.