Rick Nolan, Dem Rep, Introduces Bill Blocking Congressional Pay During Government Shutdown
Do you think members of congress should get paid during a shutdown?
I think they should all donate their pay to charity like Ted Cruz is. Maybe to a fund for those hurt by the furlough.
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I don't think we should even need a bill like this. If Congress doesn't do its job, it shouldn't get paid, and that should just be common sense since it applies to everyone else in the country. The law I want to see passed would say that, if they can't pass a budget or come to a solution to keep the government from shutting down, then they all get locked in chambers until they do, and fined $1000 per day per legislator for every day they go over. I don't care if it's the weekend or someone's wedding day or their wife is having a baby, you stay there until you DO YOUR DAMNED JOB.
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Yes, I do think they should continue to get paid. Sometimes a government shutdown may be necessary. In this case, if all 535 voting members of congress weren't going to get paid until this is resolved, it could hamper the progress. I would hate to think my rep. (who is a Republican BTW) was willing to settle solely because he needs his paycheck.
I understand the idea behind it - they'll settle mighty quick if they're the ones feeling the hurt - but I don't believe that is the best course of action regardless of the circumstances. I want it to be a true, well thought-out resolution.
My opinion is not based on this specific shutdown but the idea of it.
I typed, it didn't make much sense, I'll try again later when not doped up on cold and flu tablets
Last edited by ange84; 10-03-2013 at 06:36 AM.
All members of the government should be paid minimum wage. If it's good enough for the working poor, it's good enough for them.
I am of the view right now that the federal government shouldn't get paid period... it used to never get paid at all.. not sure why we are paying them.. anyway. Seems like they represented their constituents much better when they weren't out for the buck/special interests groups.. just a thought.. maybe get back to basics?
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