Conservative look to Ronald Reagan as their star President of the recent past. Under his leadership capitol gains taxes were equal to taxes the workers pay on income. I do not think you can cut your way out of this hole without raising revenues too which is a more reasonable approach.
The republicans represent the wealthy and have no intention of asking the top 1 percent to help pay off this countries debt. As far as that goes they have no intention of asking any of us to sacrifice. They tell us what we want to hear but not what we need to hear. \