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Should Congress Be Denied Paychecks Until It Passes a Budget?

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the "No Budget, No Pay" bill that also extended the nation's debt ceiling for another three months.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "No Budget, No Pay Act," which would require Congress to pass a budget to continue getting their own paychecks.

U.S. Rep. Tom Price, a Republican who represents Northeast Cobb, said in a news release Wednesday that passage of H.R. 325 shows the urgency of the nation's financial problems.

“It has been 1,365 days since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. If families and businesses must adhere to a budget, why shouldn’t the U.S. government? House Republicans have done our job year after year – putting forth a bold, responsible plan to correct the nation’s fiscal course. We will do so again this year with a plan that will come to balance within 10 years," said Price, who is married to Roswell City Councilwoman Betty Price. 

“By passing ‘No Budget, No Pay’ today we underscore the utter urgency with which lawmakers should approach America’s compounding fiscal problems," he said.

The measure was added to a bill that extends the debt ceiling for another three months.

seymore dongs January 24, 2013 at 05:51 PM
All you damn takers in america we need more makers! And for old people to die and quit wasting our ss and medicare. May be if you lived a healthier life you wouldn't be in your current situation staring death in the face. Sincerely your friends, The 1 percenters
seymore dongs January 24, 2013 at 06:03 PM
So julia faith are you the almighty all knowing of everything? And do you reallly believe everything you hear from crooked politicians either or quit throwin stones. puting people down on here does nothing but make you look selfish, and they call my generation the me generation. People are entitled to there opinion, nothing else. So respect that
Brian Cook January 24, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Symore Dongs you are a very sick person to disrespect elderly citizens with your twisted thinking. I warn everyone to watch out for this person he might harm his mom dad aunt uncle or anybody's grandmother. Just so you make a dollar, you telling elderly people to die??? How dare you talk about people 's health issues. You are not God and nowhere near sainthood.
Brian Cook January 24, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Symore Dongs you are not affiliated with any reputable political organization. You a individual whose platform issues are moot and have no substance.
stupid January 25, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Yes our Federal Government, they should all go under payroll cuts also, if we as citizens have too, from the President on down, all need to have payroll Deductions.

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