I believe I see the tilt of this question. Congress must do their job, but 1% seems like a hangnail solution. Therefore, I could support this idea of a default CR occurring monthly for three months with a 1% reduction/month. At the conclusion of 3 default months, all Government Departments will take a 5% decrease in their budgets, the National Debt shall be frozen, all unused properties will be put up for sale, government credit cards will be frozen, including Congressional paychecks. All Congressional staff will be furloughed as well as the use of any type of car/air service. Our National Budget falls on the shoulders of elected officials. If no budget has been negotiated within 6 months, it's time to call for a new National Congressional Elections for all members of Congress.