We have no one to blame but ourselves. We tend to elect mostly narcissistic adult children to office. They get elected because they promise us whatever we want at the time. If we end up getting something they promised, half the time it's pure coincidence but they are sure to take all the credit. If we don't get it, they blame the other party and tell us to keep voting for them to fight the evil bastards. And we do.
Perhaps if instead of sending lawyers and CEOs to congress for the last 3 or 4 (maybe 5) generations, we should have sent accountants and CFOs instead. People with the mindset of "no we won't buy it now and figure out how to pay for it later, we are going to either find a way to pay for it now or do without."
If I ruled the world I could solve this problem.
- Term limits using the twelve year system with the below exceptions
- If at the end of your term the budget isn't balance, your out and nobody representing your political party (or whoever has we ain't putting up with that party switching "fake canidate" crap) can run for your seat
- If the state you represent doesn't have a balanced budget you can not chair a committee
- If the state you represent doesn't have a balanced budget you can not introduce or sponsor a bill
Light that fire under their feet and I bet congress could learn to work together and try that "compromise" thing. Find solutions to our self made problems and find ways to make the citizens lives better. You know, what we sent them to Washington to do in the first place!