When Newt Gingrich said "we need a national conversation" to get a better solution, he was dead wrong in his thinking and speaking. The time for talking is over Newt. There is no national conversation to be had. So far congress looks like a bunch kids:
Republicans: "Reduce the budget"
Oh, that was productive. Since we can't actually fire them all for not doing their jobs, we need to let the ones there know that we will vote for any of them the cut enough to balance the budget, no matter what they cut. But a national conversation where people pick apart the current spending program by program that results in class and racial warfare, is totally the wrong way to go. Cut it all by 25% equal to everyone and everything, no favorites, no conversation.