In a column at The Washington Post today, E.J. Dionne asks "What if we're not broke?" He could have saved some space by simply saying, "We're not broke." Mr. Dionne really spends his time in the column going over, once more, all the reasons we aren't broke, why the Republican push to severely cut non-discretionary spending is about ideology, not fiscal responsibility, and the irresponsibility of taking any tax increases off the table entirely.
If it sounds like a song on repeat, that's because it is. However, you have to keep saying it to combat the factually incorrect talking point that the nation is broke. Is there a looming, long term fiscal crisis? Yes. Will cutting $60 billion dollars do anything to avert that? No. Once more with feeling.