Reply to post: Re: "Democracy depends on politicians being able to keep their promises to the people"

Hubble 'scope camera breaks down amid US govt shutdown, forcing boffins to fix it for free

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Re: "Democracy depends on politicians being able to keep their promises to the people"

"True democracies have this sharing of powers exactly to avoid nuts like Trump could do much arm unrestricted, just promising the Moon without being able nor to reach nor to pay for it."

Though having a funding system that allows a wilful president or some uncooperative politicians to shut down non-political government functions for their own selfish purposes seems like a fairly major design fault.

They should be able to switch off their own salaries and choose not to approve new items of expenditure (like the wall, which, if it was a campaign promise, was not made on the basis that taxpayers would pay for it), not shut down existing infrastructure.

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