It's funny how some politicians are posturing over the proposed cuts. I stumbled over this video today, illustrating that all it takes is a little willpower on the part of the politicians coupled with an aroused constituency who insist upon it.
The Cato Institute looks at four countries that did what they needed to do:
Remember, it's not a question of "IF" we need to apply similar spending restraint, it's only a question of "WHEN." Beware of anyone who says it can't be done.