No Middle-Hanging Fruit In Closing The Federal Budget Gap

The Congressional Budget Office currently expects the federal budget deficit to yawn to a cumulative $9.1 trillion over the subsequent decade if Congress enacts the president's budget proposals.

Over at TaxVox, Bob Williams digs through the C.B.O.'s biennial Budget Options report to find ways to bridge that gap. (Incidentally, he's looking only at proposals that don't involve health care reform -- and that are also only on the revenue-raising side, as opposed to the service-cutting side.)