In our wartocracy, "government surplus" is old Army garbage.
What if government surplus meant that the government was spending less than it was taking in?
Could the politicians handle it?
It would mean that addiction to oil had ended rendering the oil wars obsolete.
It would mean that the middle class was strong.
And it would mean that the economy would be more stable.
Just sayin' ...
It was the Bush II regime that lowered the government budget surplus ceiling that the Bill Clinton Administration had raised.
In fact, Bush II lowered it so low they had to dig a deeper hole for the new basement to hold all the war debt.
We now seem to habitually follow The W Direction (War) into more debt.