A shutdown should trigger the automatic firing, not retirement, of the heads of each party in both houses. They will immediately be fired, forfeiting any pay from that point forward and ALL benefits/retirement entitled are forfeited, no matter how long they’ve been there. An automatic CR with a 3% reduction will be enacted for 3 months, with new elections for removed individuals occurring within the first month. Congress cannot pass an additional CR directly following this automatic provision, and must pass a FULL and COMPLETE budget after the 3 month CR period expires. If they do not, criminal charges for negligence will be brought upon all members of both houses, their pay will be reduced, and all earned benefits/retirement immediately rescinded. Bet we’d never see another shutdown again.