On the eve of a possible federal government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal workers and members of the military are looking at being forced to stay home and not be paid for their time. On April 7, 2011 both houses of Congress voted on and failed to pass emergency resolutions that would prevent members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate from collecting their pay before a deal is reached. It is a sad day in America's history when the people employed by all tax-paying Americans believe that they deserve pay over other federal workers when the reason that those other federal workers are being forced to stay home and not earn their pay is their own fault.
Sign this petition and tell Congress that 'We The People' demand that all members of Congress refuse to accept pay until a plan is passed for the upcoming fiscal year, and urge Congress to stand in solidarity with ALL federal workers and not accept pay for the time between the deadline on 11:59 PM April 8, 2011 and the time that the fiscal budget is passed, just as other federal workers will have to do in the event of a government shutdown. All members of Congress work for the people of the United States of America and should be subject to the same rules of pay as other federal workers and military members during a government shutdown!
Collectively, 'We the People' demand that in the event that a fiscal plan is not passed by 11:59 PM Friday, April 7, 2011, that ALL members of Congress immediately refuse to collect salary, or any compensation monetary or otherwise, for the time it takes from the deadline to the passage of the fiscal plan. It is a dark day in America's history when members of Congress believe that they are entitled to their salaries because of their status as members of Congress before other federal workers can collect their hard earned salaries.
Do what is right: Do Not Take Pay Until We All Can!