We are missing the boat on the debt debate. What we really need is almost like another continental congress. Government spending needs to be completely reworked. We need to start from scratch. Sometimes there are too many leaks and the container can take no more patching. We should take a temporary debt ceiling increase with the knowledge that nothing else gets done or discussed except the budget. We sit down and go department by department getting rid of unnecessary departments and spending. Rework the entire budget from the ground up. Ending the whole process with a balanced budget ammendment. This is our only real workable solution for our future. The things we really need to look at are... 1) Government salaries, no one seems to want to touch these. 2) Redundant police agencies - ATF, DEA 3) Ineffective government agencies - DOE, EPA 4) Complicated government policies - Tax code, loop holes 5) Foriegn involvement - overseas military, bribes 6) How are government actually works - two party system We could really accomplish alot of good here but we seem to spend our time fighting over who gets how much of the financial pie, and not how to make the pie beneficial to all.