We face another budget crisis and possible government shutdown as early as January, unless Congress can come together on a bipartisan basis to cut spending.

The Affordable Care Act is far from the only program that should be repealed. Both Democrats and Republicans must be willing to cut programs that are championed by special interests in their parties. There can be no more “sacred cows.”

Policy experts at the Cato Institute have put together a plan that balances the budget and reduces our dangerously high debt burden by cutting more than $3 trillion over 10 years. It builds on good ideas from both liberals and conservatives to expand individual freedom and reduce the burden of government.

You can read more about needed reforms at DownsizingGovernment.org, a project of the Cato Institute.