I think all the members of the Congress should be shown the door. Lay off their staffs, take their keys and badges and lock up their offices. Then give them 1 week to resolve everything. This includes Obama. Force the whole lot of them to meet in the parking lot of the Capitol Building. If things go late into the night they can set up a tent city. Imagine how quickly things get hashed out when they have to crowd around a burning trash can for warmth. If they don't get it all fixed in 7 days then we go one step further and have a government yard sale. We start selling off the contents of their offices (including the White House) to raise money to re-open essential government offices and services.
The Bitter Truth is most politicians forgot they work "For The People" and not just the people running special interest groups and lining their pockets. They need to be treated like bad kids. They need a "Time Out." They are paid to do a job, and make this country better, so do it. Or get the hell out. Because there are plenty of us looking for a high paid gig that are willing to do the work and that's the Bitter Truth.