This past weekend, Democrats shut down the federal government with their outrageous demands.
It was quickly resolved—well, at least for the next three weeks.
The last time the government was shut down—in 2013—it lasted much longer, for a total of 17 days.
Americans hate government shutdowns. It is a sign that the men and women we elect to Congress are too childish and incompetent to get along.
It’s a sign that—despite all their grandstanding—they lack the basic ability to get things done.
But perhaps there is a way to end shutdowns for good.
A Democratic pollster has offered one solution. But it will require actions from the man himself: POTUS 45.
From Western Journalism:
Congress may have proven its inability to avoid a federal government shutdown, but President Donald Trump can act to make sure something similar doesn’t happen in the future, according to one longtime Democrat pollster.
On Friday, political analyst Pat Caddell suggested Trump should support a policy that would affect members of Congress where it hurts the most — their wallets.
Caddell indicated that going forward, in addition to ensuring the government does not shut down again, members of Congress must work to agree on a long-term budget deal months before they did so this time around.
“If Congress cannot produce a budget on time — which is September, not next January — they ought not to be paid,” Caddell said SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Tonight,” referring to future budget negotiations…
“That would go over like hell-fire. That would go over fantastically with the voters,” he told Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour.
“They are tired of this.”
The President can’t sign an executive order to make this happen. But with his massive influence with the American public, he can support a measure that makes this a reality.
If he were to approach the American public with a resolution that punishes Congress for a government shutdown, there is a good chance such a thing would be made into law.
Americans of all backgrounds are infuriated by government shutdowns. It hurts us in many ways.
Most notably the lapse in military funding and children’s’ aid. So a step to ensure it never happens again is a good thing.
Even if Congress has to vote on that kind of measure, they’ll do it.
If there is enough outcry among Americans, Congress has to listen. Or, you know, we can just elect people who will.
Do you think President Trump will put forward that kind of idea? It sounds like something he’d back. After all, he loves rattling the swamp dweller’s cages.
Source: Western Journalism