The only two sure things about solving the deficit are health care and taxes. I’ll capitalize those for you, because the evidence is that people don’t get this. HEALTH CARE COSTS AND RAISING TAXES. Not health care costs OR raising taxes. Health care costs AND raising taxes.
Anybody you hear talking about the deficit that doesn’t quickly convey that these are the two core deficit issues, stop listening to that person. That is either an UNINFORMED person, a FRAUD, or a POLITICIAN, and you can see the potential for overlap there.
But actually, you won’t stop listening to that person, and here is why. You don’t care about the deficit either. Nobody does. How do we know? Because nobody is talking about health care costs and raising taxes. End of story.