As much as we'd like it to be otherwise, the fact is that large problems call for equally large solutions. The answer is not only to cut spending, nor is it only to raise taxes. The answer is some measure of the two.
Forget that Americans for Prosperity is backed by billionaires continuing to mold domestic policy. Forget that the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling removed all legal obstacles to pursuing that end. And forget about ideology. The real problem is that they lie.