Kasich Takes on Entitlements, Tax Code in New Plan to Balance Budget

John Kasich unveiled a plan Wednesday to balance the U.S. budget through tax and spending reforms.  The first part of his plan would put a freeze on federal spending as well as delegate spending authority on education and other local projects to the states: Kasich plans in part to balance the budget through deep cuts to domestic spending, even as he proposes a big boost to military spending. The reductions in spending would be at least partially achieved through an eight-year freeze on all non-defense discretionary spending and by turning education, transportation, and job training programs into block grants as