Stop Presidential, Vice Presidential, and Cabinet Secretary pay during govt. shutdowns!

Stop Presidential, Vice Presidential, and Cabinet Secretary pay during govt. shutdowns!

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Mary Antonelli started this petition to U.S. House of Representatives and

Stop Presidential, Vice Presidential, and Cabinet Secretary pay when the government shuts down.

Far too often, the Executive branch laughs while federal workers and our troops suffer without pay during government shutdowns.  It leads to increased stress and loss of home and livelihood. 

While these employees are paid eventually, they face mortgage holders, landlords, and other creditors who neither care nor have a policy in place to handle repayment once back pay is received.  The ripple effect is bad for the economy and the nation.

Additionally, while some are required to work while they are not being paid, trash piles up in our national parks and monuments, educational opportunities at museums such as the Smithsonian are curtailed, and our national security is threatened.

It is time for the President, Vice President, and Cabinet Secretaries to experience the pain of a government shutdown alongside those they employ.  We hope that the loss of their pay will incentivize the President and Executive Branch to work with Congress to resolve issues that might lead to a shutdown before they happen.

The US House of Representatives and the US Senate can enact this change.  We call upon our representative leadership to enact this change to incentivize future cooperation between the branches of our government.

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