Yesterday the House passed a a stop-gap measure to keep the federal government going for two more weeks, and today the Senate agreed. Would anybody notice if all of the bureaucrats in Washington were off the job? Can't we just shut the whole thing down for good, and start over?
Well, no, that's not realistic. But we can cut the bloated bureaucracy down to size. I don't mean "trim", I mean take a meat cleaver to it.
Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky has proposed cutting the budget by $500 billion - not over ten years, but immediately. Included in his proposed cuts are foreign aid, farm subsidies, Amtrak subsidies, shrinking the FCC, selling unused federal assets, and others.
Sounds like a good start.