Why Congress doesn’t care about the shut down

Under Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution, members of Congress “shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States.”
Since the constitution thus mandates Congress’ pay, their compensation is not subject to the annual appropriations process.
Indeed, during the government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 members were paid throughout because their pay is automatically funded.
This is why they don’t care, they get paid no matter what happens to the Seniors on social security, or the military protecting our freedoms. If they did not get paid like everyone else I bet they would find a way to solve the problem and cooperate with each other! This is NOT a matter of Democrat or Republican, this is a matter of greedy politicians, that are supposed to be representing OUR best interests, and have decided that their interests come first.
We need to wake up and decide to make them accountable for their actions. We can’t even seem to get them kicked out for acting like a stalker or a pedophile, they feel they are bulletproof and can do what they want when they want and we can go “p*ss in the wind”. All of them should be forced out by popular vote and replaced with folks that will really listen to us and represent us. They need to be taught the meaning of Representative and the responsibilities that go with it. If we don’t make them do what we put them in office for then we deserve to have them cut our benefits, raise our taxes and basically screw us over.


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