Our unbalanced budget and growing national debt is not sustainable. Passing income tax cuts and increasing deficit spending when the economy is strong and at nearly full employment is irresponsible. We have many competing interests to address. Social Security and Medicare must be secured for the future of those who have spent lifetimes paying for them, but adjustments are needed. The military industrial complex charges us too much for what is delivered. We have dire infrastructure needs. We must decide our priorities, and then we must make the difficult but necessary decisions to raise revenue to fund the level of spending we, on a bipartisan basis, decide to support.