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Trump-state Dems introduce bill to
withhold lawmaker pay during shutdown

The Hill, by Brandon Carter

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/19/2018 6:18:41 PM

Five Democratic senators from states won by President Trump in the 2016 presidential election introduced legislation Friday to withhold pay from members of Congress in the event of a government shutdown. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.), all of whom are up for reelection this year, announced the bill Friday, hours ahead of a government funding deadline. “If members of Congress can’t fulfill their basic duty to keep the government open and provide the essential services Americans depend on, then they don’t deserve their paychecks,” Heitkamp said in a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 1/19/2018 6:25:14 PM     (No. 11516129)

Since any payments not made during the shutdown are always paid as soon as it is over, this is at most a minor inconvenience.

Play acting for the voters in an election year.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: happy conservative, 1/19/2018 6:40:11 PM     (No. 11516155)

It would be great if they meant it but it´s just smoke and mirrors to convince their constituents they have principles. But they don´t.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mindmadeup, 1/19/2018 6:40:16 PM     (No. 11516156)

More meaningless grandstanding for their fanatic socialist admirers. All this is to distract from the real news about Obama/Clinton, et al, corruption.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 1/19/2018 6:48:45 PM     (No. 11516167)

YES! Everyone should support this. During a shutdown ALL representatives´ and ALL senators´ should not get paid, ALL of their healthcare benefits should be suspended and none of them should be allowed to go home.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Namma, 1/19/2018 6:49:45 PM     (No. 11516169)

BIg deal. How about no working. No money. And no retroactive pay. Congress people lose the money. Just like someone with a regular job. Don’t work don’t get paid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 1/19/2018 6:51:51 PM     (No. 11516172)

How does the 27th Amendment figure into that proposal?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italianlooks, 1/19/2018 7:04:48 PM     (No. 11516194)

The rest of the bill should be, the withheld funds will not be paid after a budget is reached! These wages will never Be recaptured including those of Congressional staff!
Any cheers for this!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 1/19/2018 7:18:24 PM     (No. 11516210)

I´ll see your "delay of pay", and raise you "termination for cause". Congress has a constitutional duty to fund the government. If they fail to do so, they should be sent home. The governors can appoint replacements to serve until the next election, and the replacements can have a shot at the job.

Incidentally, how many actual budgets did they pass when Obumbles was president? I seem to remember the total number was "0". It was a non-ending Continuing Resolution.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/19/2018 8:35:11 PM     (No. 11516270)

Only the shutdown crowd’s paychecks should be cut. Why should the Republican lawmakers be penalized?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 1/19/2018 9:14:10 PM     (No. 11516295)

Just like all the ´non-essentials´ that are sent home, when it´s over, they get the back pay and it ends up just another paid holiday. Never have understood that ´non-essential´ thing. We didn´t have non-essentials in the private sector, but of course, we were trying to make a profit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fishbone, 1/19/2018 9:39:48 PM     (No. 11516310)

#10, that "non-essentials" has always bothered me. If you´re non-essential then you´re not needed. If I´m non-essential to my company, then I´m fired or laid off. Why aren´t these miscreants fired? How many are actually "necessary"? Get rid of them permanently.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Judy, 1/19/2018 10:09:17 PM     (No. 11516324)

Phonies, they always get paid back. When was the last time you ever heard of a federal worker get their pay docked? Never!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Judy, 1/19/2018 10:11:54 PM     (No. 11516327)

The last time the government was shut down, the first thing Obama did was was close the federal Parks.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ribald1, 1/19/2018 10:16:45 PM     (No. 11516330)

Those millionaires can afford a delayed paycheck.
Want to hurt them?
Lay off their staff until the shut down is over.
If Pelosi has to miss a taint waxing heads will roll.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cThree, 1/20/2018 4:31:01 AM     (No. 11516436)

"Withhold" is not "without" -- it´s more like "defer."

This is theater.

I firmly believe a reason big as any other the Dems went for Schumer´s Shutdown is to keep their lapdog media from having to make any mention today (Saturday, 1/20) of the first anniversary of Trump´s inauguration.

Yes, they ARE that petty.

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