U.S. Senate Being Told “Do your Work, or don’t get Paid!”
U.S. Senate Being Told “Do your Work, or don’t get paid!”
The House of Representatives will vote on legislation today that will push the debt ceiling deadline back to May 18th and to withhold pay for Senators if the Senate doesn’t pass a budget. You can read the story at http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/boehner-pressures-senate-to-pass-budget-or-have-pay-withheld/
Why You Should Care
What a novel concept, not paying someone if they aren’t doing their work. Although it’s a publicity stunt being used to spur action by a Senate that hasn’t passed a budget for four years, even though it is required by law, it’s finally a publicity stunt that Washington should have.
How many times can politicians get away with not playing by the same as all of us? If you don’t do your job, you get fired, period. If politicians don’t do their job, it’s called gridlock, and that’s supposed to be a good thing. It’s about time we demand that our politicians earn their paychecks and those pensions that come along with a term in Congress.
We have seen too many times how the rules don’t apply to our elected representatives. Their healthcare is different, they get pay raises every year, and one of my personal favorites, until recently, they weren’t subject to the same insider trading laws established by the SEC. Enough is enough.