By John Ballard
Found this in a comments thread.
File this in the ponies and unicorns file, but the suggestion, however politically far-fetched, is excdllent.
What I think the Congress and the President need to do is to call in every interest group and ask: What�s your contribution? The DOD could only recommend cuts in defense spending. Agricultural interest cut only recommend cuts in farm subsidies. The AARP could only recommend cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. The wealthy could suggest how their taxes could be raised in ways that would do the least economic harm. You get the picture. The idea is to either get some solid input from these groups or expose them as selfish hypocrites.
And while we're having fun, here's Bill Maher