Merry Christmas, here we are again, with a government shutdown. A whole bunch of Americans are supposed to report for work, even though they won’t get paid, at least until congress does their job.
This has to stop.
Being elected in America needs to have some kind of checks and balances- and it’s pretty clear, elections aren’t what they used to be as a check and balance, because we have the best politicians money can buy.
So, next time they fail at keeping the government running, instead of going home and enjoying themselves while TSA agents, air traffic controllers, the FBI, the military, all go on working while they don’t, how about the 28th amendment kick in- and I’m not talking about the one that keeps showing up on the internet about “Warren Buffett proposed a constitutional amendment that seeks to require laws apply equally to U.S. citizens and members of Congress.”
There are plenty of other proposed 28th Amendments if you do a search, but, to illustrate this article I just picked the coolest poster out there that I could find.
Here’s the Esrati version: The 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution
If the elected members of federal office fail to keep the government operating, they are immediately fired, and the person who last ran against them and came in 2nd, takes their place. They are then banned from ever holding public office again, and all benefits, including pensions, social security, medicare, etc. – the things that they held hostage for their lack of compromise, are stripped from them.
Any money left in their campaign fund, is turned into the federal government to help reduce the deficit.
If the shutdown happens while they are in lame duck session, and they were not due to return, these rules apply:
- If a member of their own party won, by beating them in the primary and being elected, they may ascend to office.
- If they didn’t run and a member of their own party was elected, it goes to the person who had the second most votes.
Any supreme court nominations that took place during the last 2 years, will be nullified and the new president and congress will choose the replacements.
This should end this nonsense of government shutdowns once and for all.
Now, the question is, are we better off with President Hilary Clinton, and Jim Renaci and Ted Strickland for senators, and Theresa Gasper as our Congresswoman?
Say goodbye to Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh too.
It may seem drastic, but, with those kinds of penalties, the insanity would stop.