No budget, no pay: A-OK
I want to thank Congressmen Mike Doyle and Keith Rothfus and U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey for voting in favor of the recently passed “No Budget, No Pay” bill. The new law suspends congressional salaries in the event that Congress does not pass a budget by the start of the federal government's fiscal year and continues until a budget is approved.
The grassroots organization No Labels proposed this historic legislation, which seeks to increase the effectiveness of the federal government through a bipartisan focus on problem-solving and commonsense reforms. The law takes Congress one step closer to being able to effectively do the people's work.
In the past 60 years, a budget and requisite appropriations bill have been passed on time four times — that is unacceptable. With the leadership of No Labels and many practical Congress members, we're now closer to solving the problem.
I encourage all members of Congress to support a more comprehensive reform bill, H.R. 310 and S. 124. I likewise encourage any citizen who wants the government to work better to consider joining the movement at NoLabels.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- About convention idea
- Fight both Israel’s & America’s
- Queueing on Rt. 28
- GOP: Demonstrate leadership
- Electric & heat
- Animal abuse
- Appreciate caregivers