Melissa Francis: If Congress Were a Corporate Board, They'd All Be Fired Immediately
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working on a stopgap spending bill, which would avert a government shutdown before the midnight Thursday deadline.
House Republicans have a bill that would keep the government open for six more weeks and fund the Pentagon for the full year, but Democrats have said the bill would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate.
If lawmakers don’t reach an agreement before Thursday at midnight, it would trigger another partial government shutdown after last month’s three-day closure.
"Think of the federal government as the largest, most expensive, biggest spender in the Western world. Could any corporation operate like this and expect to be successful?" Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Outnumbered."
Melissa Francis agreed, saying Congress is "appalling" and "the least efficient corporation of all time."
"Everyone on the board should be fired immediately. If I were a shareholder, I would sell hard," Francis said, adding all Americans actually are shareholders.
Lisa Boothe said it seems unlikely that Democrats and Republicans will be able to come together on comprehensive immigration reform or a federal budget cap if they can't even hammer out a short-term spending bill to keep the government open.
"It is hard for them to agree upon anything," Boothe said.
"This was that line from the State of the Union where the president said, 'Stop with the politics and get the job done,'" Francis said. "That resonates with the American people."
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