A Time for Choosing...Americans Weigh In on Federal Spending Cuts
If it came right down to it, your choices were limited to just two, and you had to decide which of the two was the better way for the federal government to save a few billion dollars over the next several yearswould you (1) eliminate all subsidies for the ethanol industry, or (2) end all subsidies for Amtrak?
I could have asked the same sort of question with hundreds of different pairs. For example, if it were your task to rescue the Social Security program, would you prefer cutting all benefits by 10 percent, or delaying the launch of benefits from age 65 to age 67? Remember: it's one or the other.