Capons -- good metaphor. I doubt that many of these dumb clucks can think far enough outside the coop to fear riots. They're concerned about reelection, committee assignments, and being invited to A-list parties. The few who probably understand just how screwed we are don't dare say so, never mind proposing solutions. Remember Ryan's breathtakingly radical plan? It would've balanced the budget in 10 years. I suppose he'd consider paying down the debt sometime in the 24th century. Fools, the lot of them. And we put them in power.