The Washington Times is running a poignant op-ed today that speaks to the heart of the current financial conundrum in Washington DC:
Republican majorities in states are demonstrating that balanced budgets without new taxes are possible if officials are willing to make tough choices and tell the truth to the voters. If it can be done at the state level, why can’t it happen at the federal level?
While this solution may seem rational and necessary to many, don't hold your breath waiting on calls for austerity to prevail in the halls of congress anytime soon. In any case, the article is a good read and provides some solid examples of recent reforms that have been implemented in states across the nation.