No Budget No Pay

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The “No Budget, No Pay Act” would require members of Congress to forgo pay for every day after October 1 that they don’t adopt a budget and pass all of its spending bills.  Once members approved a spending plan and appropriated the money, they would start receiving paychecks again but couldn’t collect any retroactive pay.  The premise is simple: don’t do your job and you don’t get paid.

Sounds logical enough. When you are in the private sector, if you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid or worse you get fired.  We should expect the same from our elected officials.

Remarkably, Congress hasn’t passed a budget since 2009. The United States faces its most serious financial crisis and Senate Democrats could not be bothered to write a budget because budgets force people to make choices.  This has to change.  

In the longer term, we need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution so the federal government has to balance its budget like our states do.  And in the short term, we need a new law to start the process of fiscal reform today. The “No Budget, No Pay Act” is a good start.

Sign the petition below to support the “No Budget, No Pay Act.”  You can also obtain contact information for your Senator and Member of Congress.  Please call or email them and tell them to vote for the “No Budget, No Pay Act” (S. 1981 and H.R. 3643).  You can access a sample letter here that you can cut, paste, add your own personalization and then email to your Member of Congress and Senator.

Americans develop a budget within their household.  We should be able to rely on our lawmakers to do the same for our nation.  This is a core constitutional and job responsibility.  

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signed 2012-09-20 17:14:22 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:14:22 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:14:16 -0400
I am sick of you people collecting our money and all you do is point your finger at each other and blame each other. No action, no pay. Back in the early part of our country, they would have hung you. Maybe they should do that now.Force harry Reid to bring the bills forward instead of sitting on them. What a piece of work you are. I’m disgusted with our government that doesn’t work anymore.
signed 2012-09-20 17:14:12 -0400
Sounds like a good idea
signed 2012-09-20 17:14:09 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:14:03 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:14:01 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:47 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:47 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:44 -0400
You have to have a budget before you know what you can spend
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:42 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:37 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:37 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:37 -0400
No work…No Pay!
followed this page 2012-09-20 17:13:34 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:33 -0400
Humbly seek God’s Face and pray for wisdom as our forefathers did. Until you do, no budget, no pay.
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:32 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:28 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:22 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:20 -0400
Developing and passing a budget is one of Congress major responsibilities. If you as a group chooses not to do your job – just as in the private sector you run the risk of being fired . . . and . . . you are not intitled to a paycheck. Let’s get on the stick – we know your capable of getting the job done – SHOW US ! ! !
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:20 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:13:09 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:59 -0400
This needs to be passed. Our elected officials, I dare not call them leaders, must be held accountable
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:48 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:48 -0400
Financial accountability is a part of the stewardship of this country. Millions of Americans have to get their own home in order it is about time our ELECTED officials did too.
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:45 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:42 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:36 -0400
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:29 -0400
You work for us. You don’t get the job done, you don’t get paid!
signed 2012-09-20 17:12:29 -0400
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