Thursday, January 24, 2013

House Republicans pass ‘no budget, no pay’ proposal

I am not sure if this is a good strategy, but I am willing to wait and see. They should have made the 'no pay' provision more severe. They don't actually lose any money. It is only delayed until they pass a budget. 

Via Washington Examiner:
House lawmakers passed the  ‘no budget, no pay’ proposal that requires Congress to pass a budget, which Senate Democrats have refused to do since 2009. The vote comes as Senate Democrats received about $46 million from taxpayers in salary and benefits.

“With the passage of this bill today, it’s pretty clear that we’re sending a message to the Democrat-controlled Senate that it’s time to do your job,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a press conference after the bill — which suspends the debt ceiling for three months but requires Congress to pass a budget by the end of that time — received 285 votes in the House.

“The House proposal is a step in the right direction,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, added in a statement to The Washington Examiner. “There’s no doubt the Senate hasn’t done its job. The Senate should do its job and pass a budget.”

1 comments:

Interested Bystander said...

BGP,

Have you seen this?

http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?pid='0E%2C*PL%5B%3D%23P%20%20%0A

We spend probably 2 BILLION dollars just to RUN the Government.

Read the report, it's pretty interesting how much each member of Congress is allowed.

And I don't think the report takes in to account the Supreme Court.