I don't feel the the Senate and Congress should receive such ridiculous penisons (even when they don't serve entire terms or only 2 years) for the rest of their lives. The should have to pay into and get out of the same Social Security System that most everyone else does. They should not have the Health Care plan they receive (for life), they should have the same type of insurance as everyone else, and pay additional for each family member on it like everyone else. We could have a moratorium on monies given to other countries until our own budget is back in line. (except for disasters). CUT out pork belly projects, we need a line by line veto for the president on the budget. FREEZE the budget, you cannot add anything until it is in balance. These apply to federal, state, county and city governments. Let Canada send us their crude oil, instead of sending it overseas and having to pay 2 times as much to get it back. DO not give any government subsidies to companies that outsource their jobs, they can outsource they will just not get a bonus from us for doing it. When the budgets are not ready on time, the public officials in charge of them do not get paid, and do not get reimbursed when they finally get their jobs done. Contrary to what many think, we cannot just cut out welfare, some people really need it and it will be children who suffer the most. But we could make it more difficult to qualify for and more difficult to sell or give away your welfare funds. I could go on and on, we have to get people (particularly elected officials) to realize that the budget for the government has to be run just like our personal budgets...no money in no money out..short on money spend less...you cannot just keep raising the limits and the taxes.