How about the House and Senate remove the earmarks of all members who ultimately vote against a spending bill knowing that it will pass regadless? As it stands presently, they get to brag about voting against bloated spending bills while adding to and benefiting from the bloat. According to a New Orleans website, Vitter and Landrieu, working in tandem, have 142 projects totalling $249 million.
Don't hold your breath. So far, the Republicans get to do and say anything they can to defeat President Obama and the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate without having to pay any political cost. At all. Come 'on, Harry and Nancy. Let's play hardball. Our country is in serious trouble and one side is doing everything it can to cause your failure.
Now the country's not going to come apart just because President Obama and the Democrats fail to resurrect the economy, but if they do fail, there's going to be a lot of people hurting for a long time. Let the pain begin with those who are standing in the way.