OK, if I was the “Dude (or Dudette) that be in charge” of this great country of ours … here is what I would do. On January 1st I would check the national unemployment rate. (Currently hovering around 9%). I would then have a random drawing in the House and Senate and FIRE 9% of those folks. Paychecks, insurance, all benefits … GONE! Obviously those folks would qualify for Cobra Insurance if needed. They would NEVER be allowed to return to their jobs again. Retrain for a new career. Isn’t that what we are told to do? As far as the President goes. 9% of his or her campaign stash would be donated to the government to reduce the national debt. Just think … every January we would be downsizing government and decreasing our national debt. Just thinking.