Don't worry America — Congress still gets paid

Tom Jackson
Oct 2, 2013

So the government has been shut down. Museums and national parks have closed, so families that chose the wrong week to take a vacation are out of luck. Kids with cancer aren't getting treatment, and the CDC has quit tracking new epidemics.

But you'll be glad to know that at least one class of federal employees won't have to worry about where their next paycheck is coming from. According to this Washington Post dispatch, the lawmakers who are actually responsible for the fact that there's no federal budget can continue pulling in their $174,000 a year salaries.

I'm sure you were worried about that.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has announced he won't accept his pay during the shutdown.

Meanwhile, columnist Bob Greene argues that since lawmakers haven't done their jobs, taxpayers should get a refund. Mr. Greene is delusional; the rules that apply to everyone else don't apply to government. 

 

 

 

Comments

The Big Dog's back

Troll.

gene44870

Not one of these reps , weather its The house or congress should be paid till they can show something being done . And acting like they do is a smack in the face to everyone that has voted for them
I know if I dont go to work , I dont get paid , and if I go to work but dont do my job I get fired , Why should the goverment be any different ?

gene44870

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has announced he won't accept his pay during the shutdown.

Meanwhile, columnist Bob Greene argues that since lawmakers haven't done their jobs, taxpayers should get a refund. Mr. Greene is delusional; the rules that apply to everyone else don't apply to government.
Yea and I say They should not be any different then anyone else .They think they are better then anyone else but the fact of the matter is their Poop stinks as bad as the anyone elses does and they put their pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us.

KURTje

Yes, & regarding Sen.Brown - he always valued veterans years before we were in Iraq. That was from one who has a day in Lorain named after him.

The Big Dog's back

The United States does not negotiate with terrorists. (teathuglicans)

The Big Dog's back

I think, in a show of solidarity with teahadists Congressmen, the right wingnuts should donate their pay to the local food shelter until the hostage situation is over.

Darwin's choice

You phony unpatriot! Have you signed your family up for the ACA you trumpet about? I'll bet not! Loudmouth.

Darwin's choice

Dems are lying about their exemption!! (full video for idiots named big dog)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G...

Contango

@ Mr. Jackson:

A "must read":

"David Stockman Explains The Keynesian State-Wreck Ahead - Sundown In America"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/20...

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