Barbara Boxer proposed a bill (S.388) for the Senate which prohibits Members of Congress and the President from receiving pay during Government shutdowns. Wow – how rational! It seems only fair to me that if they can’t do their jobs and deal with the budget properly, causing a government shutdown, then they too should share in the pain and not get paid.
One of the problems we have in government (in my humble opinion) is that too frequently, those making the rules don’t have any personal “Skin in the Game”. So, there is no real incentive for them to do their jobs. It’s just the nameless public that suffers, and who really cares about them, right?
This is a very simple bill – only 2 pages of double-spaced, very large type. I think it would be criminal for this bill NOT to be put into force!