All this just goes to show just how much "elected officials" like Obamasan, and Pelosi, among others, have been working diligently to take this country down to a third world status. And, they will not stop until stopped. How? The best way I can propose is term limits for Congress. No need to be another Syria, or Egypt. Just push Congress, by your vote, to instill term limits into their system.
I'll bet you'd get an onslaught of good people running for those offices. People who can, and would make a positive impact on government in this country. Now, most will not even consider running. They know the power is behind those who have been there for years, and "newbies" can't change anything now.