Media: the longest stall in history reflects the failure of American political system

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 Media: the longest stall in history reflects the failure of American political system


Analysts believe that the immediate cause of the stall crisis is the dispute between the Republican and Democratic parties over the separation wall between the United States and Mexico, but the underlying reason is that the United States is increasingly torn apart politically and socially, and various contradictions are increasingly difficult to reconcile.

Deterioration of party struggle

Whether to build the border wall or not? How much does it cost? Because the White House and Congressional Democrats disagree on these issues, the parties failed to agree on the appropriation bill, resulting in about a quarter of the federal government agencies suspended from the early morning of December 22 last year, and about 800,000 federal employees were forced to work without pay or take compulsory vacations. The White House had previously estimated that the U.S. economy would lose about $1.2 billion every week the federal government was stalled.

According to US media statistics, since 1976, the Federal Government of the United States has been suspended 21 times, the previous record was set during the Clinton administration 21 days, from the end of 1995 to the beginning of 1996.

U.S. President Trump and Democrats have been at odds over the border wall. Building a wall is one of Trumps core promises in his presidential campaign, and it is also seen as an important political chip in his pursuit of re-election. He believed that the border wall was crucial to curbing illegal entry, combating human trafficking and drug smuggling, but the Democratic Party accused it of being inefficient, redundant and expensive, which was Trumps political gimmick and called for the use of UAVs, sensors and other scientific and technological means to strengthen border security.

At a deeper level, the suspension of the federal government has reached the longest record in history, reflecting the continuing trend of political and social tearing in the United States. Some American scholars have pointed out that in recent years, the Republican and Democratic parties have been confronting each other on issues such as health insurance, immigration and gun control. The stalling of the government is the extreme manifestation of the deterioration of the American party struggle, the result of the failure of the American political system and the epitome of the dilemma of American national governance.

How to break the situation

The U.S. federal government stalled for more than 20 days. Despite domestic complaints, neither Trump nor the Democratic Party showed signs of compromise.

From the historical experience, the trend of public opinion has a great influence on how to solve the incident after the U. S. government has stalled for several times. For example, during the 21-day stall from 1995 to 1996, public opinion generally criticized the Republican Party, and the pressure of public opinion prompted the two parties to finally negotiate a solution to the crisis. However, in contrast to the dispute, both sides have a considerable number of voters who are reluctant to give in, so it is too late to reach a compromise. Christopher Gardieri, an assistant professor at St. Anselm College in the United States, told reporters: The Democratic Party may agree to fund the border wall, Trump may accept the Democratic Partys position, but these two possibilities are very small. Gardieri believes that Trumps chances of achieving the goal of building a wall by declaring a state of emergency are increasing. This approach is rather rash and may lead to long-lasting lawsuits. Ford OConnell, a Republican policy analyst, told reporters that Trump could achieve his goal by declaring a state of emergency. Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Ji Guojie_NBJ11143

From the historical experience, the trend of public opinion has a great influence on how to solve the incident after the U. S. government has stalled for several times. For example, during the 21-day stall from 1995 to 1996, public opinion generally criticized the Republican Party, and the pressure of public opinion prompted the two parties to finally negotiate a solution to the crisis. However, in contrast to the dispute, both sides have a considerable number of voters who are reluctant to give in, so it is too late to reach a compromise.

Christopher Gardieri, an assistant professor at St. Anselm College in the United States, told reporters: The Democratic Party may agree to fund the border wall, Trump may accept the Democratic Partys position, but these two possibilities are very small.

Gardieri believes that Trumps chances of achieving the goal of building a wall by declaring a state of emergency are increasing. This approach is rather rash and may lead to long-lasting lawsuits.

Ford OConnell, a Republican policy analyst, told reporters that Trump could achieve his goal by declaring a state of emergency.