The last idea has some merit …but the other items seem too focused on Congress. It will take both the President and Congress to reach a deal on this, and so far, I’m not really seeing a lot of movement on the part of this Administration to make a deal. So far, all they have done is help fuel the media frenzy about this. It’s time for them to end their media campaign and to engage in some serious negotiations. If the Administration really cares about feds, they should put something on the table now instead of letting the clock tick away and watch the anxiety level among all of us continue to go up. My two cents’ worth.