My answer to question one would be to have a sale which would be synonymous with decreasing taxes to boost revenues. Why does the democratic leadership have a completely backwards approach to this.
My answer to question two is obvious. The deeper you go down the credit hole, the closer you are to bankruptcy. This is the direction we need to steer away from, unfortunately we are like the Titanic heading straight for the iceberg with a mentality of the ship being unsinkable. What does history tell us about that?