It took almost 40 years to get to the present national debt of over $31 trillion. We need to fix our revenue problems to a sufficient degree that we can protect and enhance the social safetynet while paying down the debt before the interest on the debt makes it impossible to recover.
Treat with skepticism anyone who tells you that these solutions are not going to solve these problems overnight, where the implication is that it's not worth doing. We just need to get back on a sound financial footing and produce budget surpluses year after year. For our children and descendants.