Here's my solution to the debt crisis: turn off the air conditioners.
It's REALLY hot. Over 100 plus high humidity. A heat advisory until 9 pm tonight. It's one of the reasons Congress in the old days would leave town in August.
But members don't have to experience the weather. They arrive in the Capitol in air conditioned cars, spend the entire day in air conditioned offices or the extremely well air conditioned House floor, and head home to their air conditioned Capitol Hill digs.
Turn off the air conditioners. Literally, let them sweat it out. I guarantee ideologues on both sides will find common ground - ie: we're hot, let's go home - very quickly.