This is ridiculous. No country runs on a balanced budget. There are big changes that need to be made such as: cut the amount of money spent on the military by making the spending much more sensible and using that extra money to take care of our veterans, the elderly, poor and underprivileged. That’s just a few of the things could be done with spending. The other problem is where money is coming from: the 1% rich should pay 40% allowing for a certain percent ( 15-20%) deductions of their taxes to be taken out. No other deductions allowed. The rest of the rich making $500,000 & up, should pay 28% no deductions except for the same donations. Those making $100,000- $499,000 should pay 20% with donations and family deductions. The rest of us would pay 10% less donations, family deductions, medical costs other taxes, and interest on their home. Those making less than $50,000 would only pay 5% and have the deductions of the above section of people. The US would have more money and we could pay off our debts.