13. They must slash spending, which does not include social security.
Slash significantly the military-industrial complex and its endless war budget; retrieve the bailout money printed up for banksters and Wall Street executives! That should free trillions upon trillions of dollars and the problem is solved.
Of course, forcing the people to pay for the bankster bailout theft and the bill for Bush's endless wars is just more theft. Steal our tax dollars for bailouts and wars, then steal our tax dollars again. "austerity" is nothing more than an orchestrated, criminal act. I shall resist it with all of my will.