I am appalled and disgusted by this. Three years since the U.S. Senate has passed a budget?! How the fuck has that been allowed to happen?
I propose a new Constitutional amendment, one in three parts:
1. The federal government may not operate in any form without a budget.
2. The federal government may not spend more than X percentage of GDP in any given budget year, without supermajority of voter approval.
3. Any congress, House and Senate, which cannot pass a budget, are immediately terminated, with special elections being held to replace said deadbeats.
We, as a nation, cannot function like this, and continue to remain a solvent, sovereign political entity. No more than can a family that makes $80,000 per year, and spends half a million per year, with no regards for the $420,000 per year shortfall.
Sooner or later (and it's already later than many believe) the sharks will start circling.
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