Because Washington has been tied up in gridlock, I propose eliminating Congress's pay until anything productive is done.
Here's what Henry Cuellar would do:
Government spending has been on autopilot for too long and more action like a constitutional amendment is necessary to balance the federal budget. It is a useful tool to steer Congress toward a path to fiscal responsibility and away from wasteful, excessive spending. The national debt now hovers over $15 trillion and your average share of the U.S. debt equals nearly $48,000 – this is unacceptable for Americans.A balanced budget. Rick Perry would agree with that, but how's that working for Texas at the moment?This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.J. Resolution 2 – the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which would require that the U.S. government operate under a balanced budget each year and not run any deficits. The measure also requires that the President submit to Congress a budget proposal each fiscal year that is balanced or would produce a surplus.