This isn’t a problem that can be solved by bureaucrats. It’s up to all of us to adopt a senator or representative and mentor him or her in financial literacy. It won’t be a rewarding job, but it’s important work that needs doing.
In the meantime, there’s pork pies to be baked and red tape lemonade to serve. There’s no need to raise the debt limit. If we have a really successful government sale, we might even have enough left over for a one way ticket to Harry Reid’s choice of cowboy poetry festivals.