I’m weighing in on this bill a little late - my apologies. On the surface I like the idea of scaling back government spending to eventually achieve a balanced budget. Increasing government efficiency would need to be planned out, as well. Each part of the federal government would have to do some housecleaning letting go of people who haven’t done anything in years, retaining essential projects staffed with quality performers. Tax reform would initially have to close all loopholes so everyone has to pay their taxes. That would be a big ouch for those affected, but there would be tax breaks as the budget is brought under control. The first tax breaks should go to working people at the lower end of the economic scale. This stimulates retail and the manufacturing supplying that retail giving the government more tax revenue to continue reducing the size of the debt. Raising the minimum wage would also help in this regard. Decreasing the tax burden on individuals and corporations needs to be a gradual process supporting the reduction of the national debt. All bills supporting the issues I have described need to be strong bipartisan bills so the reform plans can survive a change in administration and political composition in congress.