It's time for "We, the people" to lock our employees in the legislative and judicial branches of government out of our facilities and renegotiate the social contract. Occupy their offices, lock the doors and refuse to allow them back in until we have renegotiated the contract, as much as we might want to tinker with salary, retirement, health care, other percs and benefits, the primary focus of the negotiation should be on work rules. It appears that our Federal legislators and most of our state legislators will need to be re-educated about the purposes of the corporation called America, and its subsidiaries called states. We the shareholders need to reign in the directors and executives or replace them. No legislative body should be allowed to proceed with any legislative business until the annual fiscal year budget is adopted. Legislators should be limited in the number of days they are in session annually, all elections will be publicly financed, all broadcast media using the public airwaves shall be required to provide a specific amount of time annually for unsponsored candidate debates, voting on any legislation where there is a potential confilct of interest will be prohibited. That's a good start for negotiations
With the courts it is going to be a bit more difficult because some of those folks actually seem to believe they are Plato's "philosopher-kings", term limits, or a periodic mandatory performance review, might be something worth negotiating, as well as revising the concept of judicial supremacy....the executive, legislative and judicial operations of the Corporation are co-equal in importance for the Corporation to achieve is purpose. A code of conduct for the judiciary that has the force of law would be a good start. Perhaps discussing a reasonable method of selecting judges that allows a broader base of participation in the process would be a worthwile discussion to have. In any regards, lifetime appointments for judges has to go, and politicization of the selection process has got to be diminished,
Should the current employees of the legislative and judicial branches of the corporation known as America refuse to negotiate in good faith, then there is no choice but for the shareholders to bring in replacement personnel who accept the terms and conditions offered by the shareholders.