Now would be the best time for the States and the Citizens to somehow disenfranchise this pathetically failed experiment in biggest Federal Government. Let all of DC go home. Have Tariffs & Duties on imports fund "Provide for the Common Defense" and to repay, with interest, those who paid into SS. The States would invite off shore capital to return to the Private Sector Prosperity. Private Prosperity that always funds the Private Charity needed for those who can't. DC GO HOME. Get in line to be retrained for something useful....Like carrying irrigation or drilling pipe. Imagine!