You are an optimist. What makes you think anything will change? Republicans will not exercise fiscal control any more than Democrats. All politicians have their agenda and it is not for the public's benefit. Our founders did not contemplate modern politicians that pander the the lazy and irresponsible. They did worry about a true democracy and made us a republic but failed see the future need for term limits and a prohibition for federal public charity and to prohibit public funded retirement for elected officials.