Yesterday I posted on my blog (http://www.imoutragednow.com) about a great illustration on balancing the federal budget given by Johnathon Karl with ABC news. If anyone is interested, go to ABS News and look for Balancing the Budget: Where Does the Money Go?
He demontrated using a bunch of pennies on a table to show that what Democrats and Republicans are squabbling over is a nominal amount of money relative to the whole budget. Unless we're willing to get serious about the big stuff, it's mathematically impossible to balance.
Someone commented on my post saying that we need a grass roots effort to say that we're willing to do without certain entitlements in order to get the country in good financial shape for our kids and grandkids.