Just something to think about. I believe I have figured out how to pay off the national debt and have plenty of money to spare. Remember how the President talked about transparency in the government? Here is my solution. Reality TV!! Instead of showing everything on C-SPAN like he talked about and has not done, go with a live reality TV show. Have it on several times a day.
The White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, different departments (Justice, Homeland Security, NSA, etc.) and maybe even a few (in their minds) elite government figures like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. Here is the deal. sponsors. Get banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup to sponsor the shows. Throw in companies like GM, Google and IBM. Add some universities like Harvard and the University of California. Get some individuals to chip in some sponsorship dollars. Say George Soros, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Oh, and lets not forget the unions. They could charge any amount for the ad time. Would not matter since it is advertising and they can write it off as a cost of doing business.
This would be reality TV at its best. No holds barred, real life drama, name calling, whining, insults flying. It would play out like a high stakes game of chance. There would even be the scandals, all kinds, people tweeting inappropriate picture, people walking back what they said (a euphemism for being caught in a lie), and people that are in charge blaming other for their failures. I mean we can have it all. Maybe show a bit of gun trading with known criminals, or a raid by armed law enforcement agents on an animal shelter to prevent them from taking care of a 35 pound baby deer. Anyway, you get the idea.
Now I know it is hard for the government to do anything right, but if they do this right, watch out. We are on our way to easy street. Now you have to understand that reality shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (have never seen it), “Honey Boo Boo” (have not see this either) and others will be in danger and probably go off the air. Not sure about Duck Dynasty, they might make it as a nice break from “The Government Goes Wild”.