It only took me 10 minutes to balance the budget. I'm certainly not economic genius. All I did was spread the responsibility for balancing the budget around. I don't mind paying more taxes as long as the rich and the corporations do the same. In all honesty, I think it should be the people that caused this current economic condition to be responsible for the major bulk of balancing the budget. However, I am realistic enough to know that the rich won't allow that to happen. They ALWAYS want to balance the budget on the backs of the dwindling middle class and the poor. In addition, I don't think our representatives have the spine to do what it takes. I will gladly contribute more to help but NOT ONE SECOND BEFORE THE RICH AND THE CORPORATIONS DO THE SAME. Until then, don't touch a penny of mine. Also, the citizens of Colorado could do a lot by DEMANDING that EVERYONE participate in eliminating the deficit without decreasing costs to education (49th in the cuntry). Our education system is abysmal and anyone who drives knows we need to spend more money on roads and bridges. Let's see if our legislators have the guts to make the necessary changes. Call me cynical but I doubt it.