For the richest, most advanced democratic nation on the planet to be engulfed in such a disgraceful, politically induced quagmire as the recent government shutdown is inexcusable, and all those who participated should not be eligible for re-election. This should be the punishment for having caused our country to lose billions of dollars, our government workers stress and embarrassment of our nation in the eyes of the world that will take years to overcome.
The Founding Fathers intended for members of Congress to come to serve the nation and afterward go back home and continue the lives that they left. Serving in Congress was an honor, not a lifetime job.
If the country can adjust to a new leader every four to eight years, so Congress should also bring forth new members and new leadership every four to eight years.