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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AS BAD AS OBAMA IS, OUR REPS ARE WORSE. THEY HAVE WATCHED HIM BREAK LAW AFTER LAW AND SHRED OUR CONSTITUTION WITH ZERO EFFORT TO STOP HIM. TALK ABOUT A BUNCH OF COWARDS. THEY HAVE NOT REPRESENTED US FOR YEARS. THEY SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES, WHICH WE KNOW WILL NOT HAPPEN. THEY ARE ABOVE US AND HAVE NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE. BASTARDS ALL.
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No budget no pay sounds fair to me. If this was a private business, they would all be fired for not finishing their work in a timely matter. The real world has deadlines to meet or suffer the consequences for holding up the company’s schedule.


My biggest beef with the congress is they should receive the exact same health care plan they are trying to shove down the American peoples throat! I believe we could solve the health care nightmare in a month if they didn’t receive special health care priviledges and had to succumb to being one of the "average citizens " living under the mercy of our government. I would like to hear someone in government say it is time to remove their special health car privilages so they can get a birds eye view at the real problem. They won’t have to worry about not reading a 2000 pg document – they will feel it first hand.
signed 2013-01-10 10:45:34 -0500
Tell the govt to STOP GUTTING OUR MILITARY!
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signed 2013-01-09 20:32:15 -0500
while your at it how about passing term limits for Congress we have way too many career politician’s
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we must stop the spending they are drunk with power!!!
@claymorgan7 tweeted link to this page. 2013-01-08 22:02:42 -0500
“No Budget, No Pay Act” would require Congress to forgo pay for every day after Oct 1 w/no budget. Sign the petition. http://www.patriotvoices.com/no_budget_no_pay?recruiter_id=49330
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“No Budget, No Pay Act” would require Congress to forgo pay for every day after Oct 1 w/no budget. Sign the petition.
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I need to balance a budget, why don’t my government public servants. I know how we can begin to balance our budget…CUT their pay. Who does their ANNUAL reviews? Stop printing money…you are making our country WEAK!
signed 2013-01-08 14:56:52 -0500
A step in the right direction
signed 2013-01-08 13:41:58 -0500
I love it, what a concept no work no pay. They will all probably go on unemployment not before Obama extends it for 99 yrs.
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“No Budget, No Pay Act” would require Congress to forgo pay for every day after Oct 1 w/no budget. Sign the petition.
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