So, what is the way out? The trick is to boost the economy through tax breaks while making a start on addressing our long-term debt problems without cutting so soon and so deeply that the economy stalls.
Think of a car with a manual gearbox starting on a hill. By gently pressing on the gas while easing in the clutch, the car smoothly climbs. A little too much on the gas or an abrupt use of the clutch and the car makes a series of unpredictable jolts and lurches that ends in the engine straining, spluttering, then stopping dead.