Today is the first (I made this post on 1/1/10 put forgot to post it) day of the new year which means many people are making their new years resolutions. I believe of the government's new years resolutions should be reducing the deficit to $650 billion. Although I would still like the government to balance it's budget, because the deficit last physical year was over one trillion dollars , balancing the budget would be too much of an abrupt change, and may cause the stock market to decline. Because of this $650 billion seems like a fairly reasonable number. Since this physical year actually started around October this goal is harder to achieve then if it started today. However with cut in Social security, Medicare and defense spending this goal is achievable. Unfortunately
because of Obama's tax agreement and the larger amount of Republicans in the house and senate small tax increases are nearly impossible to achieve.