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    our current Washington shutdown would cause the fall of government, which sounds scary. But in the parliamentary form of government, it is far less disruptive then what is happening now. Elections would be held within a couple of months, publicly financed. There would be a caretaker government in place, composed from all the major parties, with a mandate to do nothing except maintain the basic functioning of everyday government (sort of like a continuing resolution.) until after the elections and the new government takes over.

    I love it. If government breaks down, tear it down and start over again, and soon. Those seen as causing the problem are punished at the polls.

    As for us, we have to wait until Nov 2014 for our retribution. The GOPers will have all that time to hope for the anger of the American people to simmer, or perhaps for them to forget. (Our body politic has a short memory, particularly the low information voters.) And of course, the GOPers will have plenty of time to attempt a diversionary strategy. If the anger persists, they can attempt to divert that anger towards our side by inventing one of their conspiracy theories with the aid and abetting of the right wing media.

    Guess what, it may not work for them this time. I do believe they have gone too far, unless we lat them off the hook.  It's up to us to never let the electorate forget this.

    Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

    by RhodeIslandAspie on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:57:49 AM PDT

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