Congress needs a financial control board
Does anyone really believe that our politicians will ever get our deficit under control. Our only way out of our fiscal mess it to take it out of the hands of the politicians. Politicians don't have the balls to make tough decisions. They only care about not making their core constituency mad so they can get re-elected. What we desperately need is a financial control board that is filled with non-politicians to balance the budget. The City of Buffalo and the surrounding county of Erie County both were nearly bankrupt a few years ago. The state set up a financial control board for each of them. The control boards were filled up with non-politicians and made the tough choices. Now both governments are solvent and have money set aside for a rainy day. We need a constitutional amendment that will allow the federal government to do the same thing. This constitutional amendment would put a financial control board in charge of our budget process for the next 10 years or so. If you filled the financial control board with a combination of former politicians and budget experts our budget problems could be solved very easily. I see this as the only realistic option for saving our country from certain doom.