Why not sell some assets? It seems to work for other economic entities.
The Federal Government owns more than half of Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Alaska and it owns nearly half of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming. See the map for more. It is time for a sale. Selling even some western land could raise hundreds of billions of dollars - perhaps trillions of dollars - for the Federal government at a time when the funds are badly needed and no one want to raise taxes. At the same time, a sale of western land would improve the efficiency of land allocation. [More]
I like this idea. The cattle industry likely would not, unless they suddenly decided to become landowners instead of essentially subsidized lessees. Still, getting land into private hands always seems like a good idea to me.