If the government shuts down, does that mean congress finally will not get paid for the job they have not been doing anyway? The answer to that question is “Yes”. The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1992, holds that “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.” Intended to prevent Congress from voting itself a raise, it also protects members from a pay cut.
The loop hole is that essential personnel shall be paid. As “essential personnel,” your Congressman gets paid regardless. Who designated them essential? One guess.
Actually, we need to do the following:
1. Congress should not get paid unless they pass a budget. Since Congress would not vote to NOT pay themselves, the states should vote NOT to pay any federal employee, including the President, during a shutdown! After all, shouldn’t Congress have skin in the game since they are the ones shutting down the government for NOT doing their jobs! Why, should the American people pay for Congress NOT doing the job that they were hired to do?
While I’m at it, Obama breaking the law by delaying sections of a law at his discretion is celebrated by liberals. Republicans using proper channels to get rid of a law the majority of Americans have never even wanted are TERRORIST! Terrorists shooting up an Army base or a terrorist setting off a bomb? Workplace violence and protest gone wrong!
Although, I’ve seen the Republicans offer olive branch after olive branch, all Dems give in return is they are terrorists because they’re trying to keep the economy from taking a massive hit thanks to Obamacare!!!!]
Now it turns out that the Dems have just sent out an email asking the American people to support Obama and the shutdown and donating money to the Democratic cause!
2. While at it, should not all government employees, politicians, including the President and his family also be included in ObamaCare. Do the politicians and Obama think that they are better than the American people?
One last word, America can survive the shutdown (there have been 17 of them in the past and all but one by the Democrats)- America will NOT survive post Obamacare!