Some kooks have occupied a bird sanctuary building in Oregon. At least that’s what you can get out if the news. Their reasons are all about how much land the federal government owns out west and how poorly they manage it.
Arbitrary federal management of land out west is notorious. It matters because the federal government owns between 30 to 60% of most western states. The size of the federal debt is also notorious. We can solve both problems with a single program. The federal government should sell western public land to private parties in regular auctions to raise money to pay off federal debt. This would help in two ways.
If Congress could tie the western land sales to the size of the deficits, it would be perfect. All of the socialists who don't want to sell western land would face a dilemma. If they did the usual borrow and spend, land would be sold to make up the difference. If they budgeted responsibly, they could keep western land in government hands, but only at the cost of fewer votes purchased with federal free stuff.