Here is what needs to happen: the federal government must move from the insidious baseline budgeting process to a zero-based budgeting process. There can be no more automatic increases in spending coming off a previous year’s baseline. It is time for the federal government to operate as We the People do, with fiscal responsibility. We cannot raise a household debt ceiling, a dubious concept. We cannot spend beyond our means and keep borrowing money, with no plan of paying our debt. We the People lose our stuff if we try to operate in that irresponsible manner.