Career politicians have a stranglehold on Washington because of their own self-interests. I say we withhold pay from federal lawmakers who fail to do their jobs — including for any government shutdown caused by inaction or gridlock in Congress. If they don’t pass a budget, why should soldiers and seniors be at risk… and the lawmakers aren’t?
If lawmakers in Congress, like Senator Warren, cannot or will not do their jobs, they should not keep getting paid by the taxpayers. In the private sector, you don’t keep getting paid when you can’t or won’t fulfill your most basic job requirements, do you?
The ‘Schumer Shutdown’ that occurred earlier this year was not an isolated political event but rather a symptom of the increasing polarization and extreme partisanship pushed by politicians like Senator Warren. In this case, Elizabeth Warren would rather jeopardize our soldiers and seniors than agree to fund the government. And why? Because the Democrats object to sensible immigration reform! They prefer open borders to a functioning government!
If lawmakers want to mortgage the stability of our economy and the welfare of millions for the sake of scoring a quick political point, they should be the first to feel the impact. I say, simply and directly — no budget, no pay.