How will you handle the debt/deficit/balance the budget?

A balanced budget and fiscal responsibility are priorities. However, we cannot balance the budget on the backs of front line workers such as nurses and teachers, and we cannot shock the economy.  That is why I have pledged to extend the plan to balance the budget by one year. This will help minimize the effects of some of restraint measures, and show compassion to those who have most felt the impact of the most recent budget.