Benjamin F.

Kaye
Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Honorable Daniel Maffei United States House of Representatives 422 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-3224

Dear Congressman Maffei,

According to an article published on 9 WSYR.com at 12:36 AM today, our nation is still under the threat of a government shutdown – again. I have a proposal to remove the doomsday weapon called “Government Shutdown” from the bargaining table. We should have a law (or an amendment to our constitution) that guarantees funding for government operations and agencies. If our politicians cannot agree on a budget when the current fiscal year ends, the federal government would automatically be funded for the next fiscal year. The amount of funding would equal the previous year, plus 0.5% to accommodate inflation. The 0.5% would be distributed equally amongst all federal agencies to spend as they see fit. Sadly, there are some things that should be beyond the reach of our leaders. This is one of them. Enough is enough! Americans shouldn’t have to be held hostage by those they elect.

Yours Truly,

Benjamin F. Kaye

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