US debt crisis: Which government benefits would you give up?

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President Obama’s fiscal commission won’t deliver its report on ways to lessen the nation’s debt until later this fall, but debate has already begun about what mix of spending cuts and/or tax hikes ought to be part of its recommendations.

Assume that substantial cuts in government programs are deemed to be necessary. Which government benefits would you personally be willing to have reduced? Mortgage interest tax deduction? Social Security benefits? Highway repair? Military weapons systems? Federal funds for science and education? Others?

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