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Elected Government Officials should lose pay for every day the government is shut down

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The government shut down hurts Americans. And as elected federal government officials, you should feel the reprecussions of your actions. You made this shut down happen and it should affect all of you, like it affects the forest rangers, the head start centers, the government funded medical centers--and the Americans who use these services to survive. You know, the Americans you were elected to represent? But you're still getting paid and the rest of America is worried about child care, medical care, or whether they can pay their bills.

We are calling on all of congress and the President to give up their pay for the duration of this shut down. And once business resumes, we demand that you pass a law that will include Congress and the White House in any future shut downs. If you truly believe in your cause, then you'll gladly give up your salaries because it's the right thing to do.



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