What if they do "SHUT IT DOWN FOR 6 MONTHS?"
Yahoo is pretty liberal, but they now have thousands of very angry comments on every story from people who would rather just shut down the whole government than accept Washington as Usual.
I'm starting to think that might be a good idea. Its being done in Egypt and Libya. Get rid of the old government for 6 months, fire all the bureaucrats, and toss out 50 volumes of government regulations. Fire the secret police. Then hold some new elections in 6 months, nobody from old government allowed to run, and start over.
All my life I've been voting for politicians who promise to "lower taxes" but what they always mean is to slow the rate of tax increases. The government gets bigger and bigger and bigger, the "ratchet" effect. It never gets smaller.
I would assume that all the States would continue to function during a federal government shutdown. They would retain control of roads, bridges, and local schools. They would, however, be freed from the crushing economic burden of unfunded federal mandates
So should we toss it out, clean the slate, reprint the Constitution, and start over? Do we deserve freedom as much as Egyptians and Libyans?