When a family, in this case our federal government, spends beyond its means, it has to cut back on non-essentials, and, if that doesn't solve the problem, it wil be forced to cut back even on essentials. If we don't get spending under control, the day will come when we might need to increase defense spending and can only do it by printing more money. We can't afford to reach that point, ever!
Make the painful cuts now, so we don't have to compromise our very security later.
A "stealth boat" which cost over $100 million and sells at auction for $3.2 million is an extreme example, (not to mention giving the buyer the developed technology!) but we have had those from the all-powerful military/industrial complex in this country too many times to count. (Maybe good soldiers make lousy accountants?)
We need the functioning oversight Congress is required by law to provide. (Maybe good politicians make lousy policemen?)
We need good citizen businessmen who don't skirt the law by paying employees under the table, and when they do we need enforcement to catch them, so tax revenues and social security revenuse are not lost, and so honest employers do not suffer unfair competition.
We need to know where our federal (family) monies go, and why we are piling on the debts we can ill afford. This Election 2012 ought to be like a family meeting where Reality sits at the table with us, and calls the shots!