Wouldn't it be nice if our elected officials had to work together when drafting legislation, and voted on bills based on the majority?
Wouldn't it be nice if the political parties couldn't blame each other for the problems and had to accept responsibility equally?
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe any proposed new laws , called "Bills" need to be voted on by both houses, the Senate and Congress, and pass with a two thirds majority in each house. Once passed by both houses then its sent to the President who can sign it into law or Veto it.
The only problem with that is if one party such as the Democrats have a 2/3 majority in the Senate and Congress, has a majority in both houses, and the President is also a Democrat, then their able to pass legislation without partisanship. It kind of bypasses the whole idea of a balance of power wouldn't you say?
We'll here's a very easy fix.
Instead of requiring a 2/3 majority yes vote of the entire Legislative body to pass new bills into law lets change it just a little bit.
Lets change it to require a 2/3 majority of the members of each political party to pass the legislation. In other words if a new bill comes up for vote, and there's 60 Democrats, and 40 Republicans currently serving in the Senate, then 40 of the 60 Democrats have to approve the bill and 26 of the 40 Republicans have to pass the bill. If one of the parties fails to pass the bill then it fails and has to be renegotiated until both parties can pass it with a majority vote.
Once the bill passes Democrat and Republican vote you now have a 2/3 majority of the entire legislative body to pass the bill. So now the two parties have to work together or they will never be able to get anything passed. All bills would have to be bi-partisan!