‘No Budget, No Pay’

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    A Surefire Way to Make Congress Face Down Nation’s Debt?

    It sure makes a heck of a lot of sense to me. Tell lawmakers that if they can’t get down to work to perform their primary job of enacting a federal budget they will get no money in their bank accounts. Simple.

    No budget, no pay” is one heck of an incentive to compel Congress to take the budget process more seriously.

    Don’t expect lawmakers to suggest effective ways to revive a process they’ve let purposefully fall by the wayside. That kind of pressure—to perform in their jobs or be held accountable—will need to come from the outside.

    There’s absolutely no way they would do this themselves. Heck. The even exempt themselves from laws the rest of Americans need to obey.

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    And a BALANCED budget, which will include paying down the national debt and the debt owed to the Social Security fund.
     
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    Only problem is, the only way you can affect the pay of a Congressman is to put it on a bill and have Congress pass it.

    Nice idea, but never gonna happen.
     
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    True enough. Plus, most of them make their real money from campaign funds. The law that allows them to keep whatever was left in the campaign treasure box amounts to legalizing bribes.
     

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