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    Should Congress Give Up Paychecks If There's A Shutdown?

    No deal has been made yet to keep the government from shutting down Friday.


    If there is a shutdown, should members of Congress give up their $174,000 paychecks?


    What are your thoughts?

    +9  Views: 1376 Answers: 11 Posted: 7 years ago
    Hajjilee54

    Congress should give ball all of their paychecks. My grand pa told me if you have not earned it give it back.

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/8501/hajjilee54/">@hajjilee54</a> - Most of congress has not earned their paychecks, whether its a shutdown or not.


    TU

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/2217/daren1/">@daren1</a> - Absolutely...to get rich at the expense of others!!!

    daren1

    makes you wonder why they spend millions campaining for a job that pays less than $200,000 a year!

    11 Answers

    How many workers would be asked to stay home. The official estimate: 800,000. That means almost a million Americans won't get a paycheck.


    Those workers might be receive back pay at a late date, but only if Congress retroactively authorizes it. In other words, no guarantees.


    In a nutshell, agencies will only be allowed to perform operations necessary for the safety of human life and protection of property.

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/2871/dwayne1716/">@dwayne1716</a> - If that be the case, what's the problem with both parties coming to an agreement?

    dwayne1716

    THATS ALL THE COSTITUTION MEANT FOR THEM TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE IT WOULD BE NICE TO ONLY GET JUNK MAIL 4 DAYS A WEEK IT WOULD BE NICE FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE THEIR GRAND PARENTS TO WAL MART ONCE A WEEK.

    dwayne1716

    POLITCS THEY ARE ALL CROOKS THEY THINK WHAT THEY CANDO TO YOU NOT WHAT THEY CAN DO TO HELP YOU

    NOOO..i think they should all be wearing ski masks, the way their robing america. if the goverment were a private company they all would be behind bars. but of cource that will never happen.while middle america is eating hotdogs their chokeing down our freedoms as well as the constitution

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/2217/daren1/">@daren1</a> - Instead of being modern time robin hood, they turned the game around...robbing the poor, and giving to the rich!!!


    TU

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/3289/matheneyg/">@matheneyg</a> - What's funny?

    matheneyg

    The idea of congress giving back their paycheck ha thats real funny not at you Pamela

    I look at it this way.No work no pay

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/1589/papa-peg/">@papa peg</a> - That's right!

    He's laughing because of your question not at U Pamela. Congress will NEVER give up their pay, everybody else will suffer but not them!

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/999/veteran01/">@veteran01</a> - Thanks for making it clear. I didn't take matheneyg response personal. LoL!!!


    TU

    Indeed yes!

    IamPamela313

    @Mat - No questions asked!!!


    TU

    No, they shouldn't get paid. I hope that if there is a shutdown, it lasts long enough for citizens to realize that we do need a functional government cause (as in awareness, protesting, voting) the "party" most responsible for the shutdown to dissolve.

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/6493/mitchell/">@Mitchell</a> - I agree. TU!!!

    When a civilian employee strikes, he/she gets no pay.

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/3239/shadow/">@Shadow</a> - So in other words, why should congress.

    I think that those in the high up government officials should not be paid (wayyyyyyyyy overpaid in my opinion) with our tax dollars. I think they should take a cut in pay or better yet try to live off what a lot of us have to live off of.
    eggplant

    Too right.

    LET THEM KEEP THEIR PAYCHECKS JUST MAKE THEM SWAP THEIR HEALTH PLAN FOR OBAMA CARE

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/2871/dwayne1716/">@dwayne1716</a> - If no else get paid, why should congress?

    I think they should live on  ssI so they can learn how  they live every day



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