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

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Simmone Siner
7 years ago
Its important that these rogues realize they were elected by the their constituents.

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Marinda Clouthier
7 years ago
Their pay not only needs to be withheld but also reduced. Our Founding Fathers would be horrified by how things have turned out.

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sara simon
7 years ago
The average person in Congress is paid 150-175K a year. This is about 5-6 times what I make in a year. If I did not DO my job I would not get my pay. Congress draws somewhere around 93 MILLION dollars a year in salaries and this does not include their staff and security and benefits (BTW I do not have insurance and NEED the ACA so that I can get care for chronic illness). They should have pay suspended and deducted until they CAN do their jobs. And the notion that some do not think that furloughed employees should get back pay once the shut down is over is LUDICROUS.

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Kathleen Gresham
7 years ago
Our country was founded on the idea the being a representative was an HONOR, not a job. The moment it became possible to be a career politician, our country started heading to hell in a handbasket. If they are exempt from all the things that affect those they represent, why should they be motivated to ACTUALLY represent?

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Martin Costello
7 years ago
Our elected politicians are all about party. They no longer consider country and therefore no longer care about us. There should be consequences for that. We need people who are serious about pushing our country forward; this group has proved again that they aren't interested in the job.

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Kathy Kramer
7 years ago
If my friends who are government employees have to go without pay, so should Congress. At least my friends actually earn their money. The present Congress is useless.

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Vanessa Nakoski
7 years ago
I recognize that Congress does not have the power to change the rules governing its own pay, but someone who has that power needs to step up and hold Congress accountable for their childish antics!

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Malik James
7 years ago
I'm signing because this entire situation is just pitiful and disgusting. IF FAMILIES CAN'T GET THEIR PAY TO COVER TAXES AND BILLS, THEN CONGRESS SHOULDN'T GET PAID AT ALL.

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Diane Busleta
7 years ago
No one gets paid for not working why should Congress!

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James Farmer
7 years ago
Considerable portion of family income comes from civil service job that has been furloughed due Congress's failure to uphold there constitutional duty and pass a budget.