On the eve of a highly-anticipated report by President Obama's deficit commission, which will lay out specific proposals for reducing federal debt, it's important to put things into perspective.
The numbers are staggering. The challenge is daunting. The current tally is almost impossible to wrap your head around: $14 trillion and counting.
For weeks now, we've been reporting on "The Fleecing of America"—wasteful government spending and questionable federal programs that many believe would be easy to cut in order to bring that $14 trillion figure down.
Some of that spending qualitifies as pork. Some of those programs are out of date or simply a result of mismanagement.