Blake Hounshell passes along this chart. This is how John McCain believes we are going to get back to fiscal sanity. Kinda similar to his unhinged notion that we can get to energy independence by drilling at home. There's nothing wrong with cutting pork and off-shore drilling, done responsibly. But if you think these are actual solutions to America's real fiscal crisis, you really need to find another line of work:

 

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