Essential That Congress Pass Law Banning Government Shutdowns Now!

The Republican Party is guilty of provoking government shutdowns as a regular tactic in the past 25 years, since the time when Newt Gingrich and the Republican Revolution came to power in the 1994 Midterm Elections under Bill Clinton.

It has undermined respect in our government, and hurt many people in the process, and it should never happen again.

Any attempt of any President to force a government shutdown should be opposed by both parties, ready to override a Presidential veto by a two thirds vote.

Since Federal Government workers are not permitted to strike, therefore the Congress has a responsibility to make it illegal to ever disrupt the nation as it has, due to Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican Party unwilling to keep their oath of office.

Effectively, they have been committing lawlessness, and hopefully, many will be wiped out of Congress in 2020.

2 comments on “Essential That Congress Pass Law Banning Government Shutdowns Now!

  1. D January 27, 2019 8:46 am

    Ronald writes,

    “Effectively, they [the Republicans] have been committing lawlessness, and hopefully, many [Republican incumbents] will be wiped out of Congress in 2020.”

    That is going to require, at the least, a 2020 Democratic pickup of the presidency of the United States.

    According to “Wikipedia,” the 2018 Democrats won the U.S. Popular Vote for U.S. House by a margin of +8.59 percentage points with their majority control pickup the U.S. House. (Result: Republicans 44.84% vs. Democrats 53.43%.)

    If the Democrats do flip the presidency, in 2020, they will have to hit +8.59, or win by around +7 percentage points at the least, in the presidential winner’s popular-vote margin for likelihood of the party not losing any seats in the U.S. House. (Since 2000, the margins spread has been no greater than +5 between the popular-vote results for U.S. President and U.S. House. Commonly, they have been even tighter than that. The margins spread, U.S. President vs. U.S. House, was 3.17 in 2016.)

    Another reason why the 2020 Democrats would have to flip the presidency: There is no record, following the 17th Amendment, of the White House opposition party flipping the U.S. Senate, specifically in a presidential year, without also winning at the presidential level. This occurred in 1932 (Democratic pickups for 32nd U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, who unseated Republican incumbent 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover, and majority control of the U.S. Senate); 1948 (Democratic hold for a full-term election for 33rd U.S. President Harry Truman and Democratic majority pickups of both houses of Congress); 1952 (Republican pickups for 34th U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and majority control of both houses of Congress); and 1980 (Republican pickups for 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan, having unseated Democratic incumbent 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and U.S. Senate).

    We will, obviously, find out how this plays out.

  2. Princess Leia January 27, 2019 11:23 am

    The longer Trump stays in and continues to hurt this country, the more people are going to turn against him.

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