David B. Grinberg
Thanks for the response, Henry, you raise many excellent points.
I heard the Israeli prime minister interviewed during this trip here about whether this happens in his country. He said it does not because there are self-imposed rules that ultimately mandate new elections if a government budget is not passed by a date certain (note: I have not researched this).
I think that would work well in the U.S. political system because most politicians only care about reelection and related fundraising to win the next race. We need to hold their feet to the fire like Israel does so our lawmakers know their political careers are on the line sooner rather than later if they obstruct the governing process to the extent of not doing their basic job via the appropriations process to fund government.
What do you think?