Originally Posted by stephanie
Among many other things, the problem with this analogy is that Congress is not the bank. Congress is the Board. The Executive is supposed to carry out the laws enacted by Congress. If Congress makes that impossible, there's a problem.
the problem should not cause the government to shutdown. Simply prioritize spending. The president has two distinct roles in this process. One to agree to spending bills. The 2nd to run the government. There should be a church/state like separation between the two roles. Absent instructions from Congress the executive has to make the decisions on how to spend the money the government has.