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Prohibition Party Condemns Government Shutdown

U.S. Capital Building

The Prohibition Party had issued statements criticizing the recent federal government shut down. The Prohibition Party Facebook page stated that the “Government shutdown is unethical and bad for Americans”. It was further stated, “People’s lives are hanging in the balance. This display does much to show where American citizens figure on their list of priorities”. It was further contended that members of congress need to do a better job, not just ensuring that the federal government functions, but to work to improve the conditions of the nation.
Jim Hedges, Prohibition Party treasurer and 2016 Prohibition Party Presidential candidate stated his opinion on the matter.
“The Republicans “own” it, because they’re in charge: It’s happening on their watch. Come fall, every one of them should be sent to wander in the wilderness. Let ’em stay there 40 years, following the example of their prophet Moses. (Schumer and McConnell took a bi-partisan proposal to Trump, who bad-mouthed it.)
Congress needs a procedural rule that one bill must pertain to (only) one subject, like we have here in Pennsylvania. That would prevent essential decisions being held hostage by riders and log-rolling.
CHIP and DACA are also important, but first of all keep the government running.”
In addition, Rick Knox, Prohibition Party chairman, extends blame to congressional democrats for their part in the shutdown. Knox has contended that members of congress do not deserve to paid during the shutdown.
Due to laws regarding congressional salaries, members of congress continue to receive their salaries during the government shutdown. In order for that to be changed, congress would need to pass a new law changing the terms of their salaries. Even if congress were to display the discipline to do that, it would take effect in the following congressional session.
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  1. paulie paulie January 26, 2018

    Only the government can “shut down” and not save the “customers” any money….

  2. Chuck Moulton Chuck Moulton January 24, 2018

    My comment referred to the picture caption, which originally said “white house”. It was fixed after my comment.

  3. Root's Teeth Are Awesome Root's Teeth Are Awesome January 24, 2018

    That’s because the article is about the government shutting down, and the Capitol is more symbolic of the government than is the White House.

  4. Chuck Moulton Chuck Moulton January 22, 2018

    That picture seems like the capitol, not the white house.

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