As the government shutdown, more apt described as the Republican attempts to destroy the nation continues I come to realize there's only one way to further stop government shutdowns and ensure they don't happen.
It won't be easy, but any sane individual would realize this is the best option. It doesn't set things in a way that can't be abused by a radical party, just more of limit their ability to cause harm.
My solution requires the enacting of a new constitutional amendment.
Both houses of Congress shall be required to pass a budget by the end of the fiscal year each year. In failing to pass a budget the previous years budget will be adopted automatically with all further changes prohibited until a new years budget is passed and signed into law; and all compensation to all members of Congress will be halted immediately. The United States obligation to make payments to it's debtors will not be questioned, and this amendment hereby abolishes and prohibits the establishment of a debt ceilingIt's not complex, but it takes the ability to hold the nation hostage away, and places a point of pain for any elected official who decide they'd rather destroy the nation instead of govern. It locks the budget exactly as it was when it last was passed, prohibits any form of tax increases, tax cuts, increases to spending or cuts to spending until Congress can establish a new budget. It won't stop one side from making demands, but keeps their failures from having as big of an impact on the nation at large because of a few people who would rather act like children than do their job.