The Problem: Our leaders spend more money than they take in and as a result we are now $16,000,000,000,000 in debt.
The Root Cause: Taxes are too low to make up for the spending and politicians are too weak to tell you the truth: we can not afford the government we're getting.
The Solution: Refresh the budget. Every expenditure on the table for review. Implement the entire plan put forward by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. With a focus on entitlement spending. Then change the budget process so every member in congress has to put forward a balanced budget. The budget becomes the average of the input from all 535 members of congress. This puts them on record and balances our budget.