The Best Way to Close Deficits I know the perfect way to bring our Rhode Island deficit down. Don't spend what you don't have! Is that not the responsible way to run a business or a household? https://t.co/zP8bwsB1x7 — Sen.Elaine J. Morgan (@Elaine4Senator) December 27, 2017 ← When People Get to See What Was in the Bill Something Rhode Island Needs to Stop Believing → Justin Katz No hypocrisy, but the same solution: reduce spending. Not spending what you don’t have is entirely compatible with deciding to take less. guest Where does tax “reform” reduce spending? A direct quote from above “Don’t spend what you don’t have!” is exactly the opposite of the republicans “reform” at the national level. If the senator wants to play on a bigger stage the bumper sticker philosophy isn’t going to be enough to unseat “Queena”. Rank hypocrisy! Justin Katz No, I’m saying that the solution for tax reductions is the same as the solution for deficits: reduce spending. Letting people keep their money is not the same as spending it for them. guest I don’t disagree, but you are avoiding the point (although you the ignore another solution to reducing/maintaining deficits which is to NOT cut revenue). How does the this tax “reform” reduce spending and where is the republican outrage over the massive add to the national debt? Again, hypocrisy. Justin Katz At this point, they’re projected deficits. Growth will cover some of it, and spending cuts should cover the rest. I certainly won’t be happy if they let these projected deficits actually manifest.