Here is one way to end gridlock in Washington: why not return to the time when Congress held budget hearings for each department during the summer. A real balanced budget was adopted during an open process.
The public, watchdog groups and media were afforded sufficient time to understand the full contents prior to adoption. Full federal budgets were adopted on time prior to the start of any new federal fiscal year on October 1.
We need new incentives for the President and Congress to do their jobs on time. Let us propose we dock them a day’s pay for each day a complete balanced budget for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 is not adopted on time by September 30.
I bet the results will be different when any delay comes out of their pockets instead of taxpayers.