A recent Gallup poll shows 81 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the governing of the country, a historic number.

“Problems in our country are moving faster than solutions,” says Dixie Swanson, former TV personality, former Beltway insider and author of The Accidental President Trilogy (www.dixieswanson.com ). “Whether we elect Mitt or Barack, we are going to be facing the same gridlock that’s jamming and corrupting the process today,” she says.

Swanson suggests the following amendment:

*A Balanced Budget: The budget shall not exceed the previous year for which fiscal revenues are known. In the event of a national catastrophe, this can be overridden with a two-thirds vote of each house and the president’s signature. This should be gradually implemented throughout the next decade to reduce economic whiplash. This should include an income surtax that goes directly toward paying down the national debt.

 MONDAY: Swanson’s final amendment ideas are presented.