Petition statement to be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

No Pay for Congress During Shutdown

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No Pay for Congress During Shutdown

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Congress, in its unwillingness to compromise on a budget, has unnecessarily shut down the government. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be unpaid throughout the shutdown. Members of Congress should do the decent thing and forgo their wages for the same period. Our elected representatives at every level are voted in to represent us and our interests. Without a forfeit of wages, the officials making these decisions prove further that they are out of touch with the common citizen. The rash decision (government shutdown) is damaging our already fragile economic recovery. The forfeiture of pay is the least they can do to prove they are sincere in their efforts to provide a government worthy of our citizens.
There are currently 40,520 signatures. NEW goal - We need 50,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The welfare of our country and its citizens should be the top priority of our elected officials. It is ridiculous that elected officials can make such rash decisions that have an enormous impact on the income/economy of the American people, while avoiding any effects themselves.

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