Boxer And Casey Dare Boehner: No Budget, No Pay

The lawmakers and political wonks who have been talking the most about a government shutdown have been…..Democrats! They’ve been attempting to create some sort of scary situation surrounding a government shutdown due to their being no budget, which is obviously the fault of the Republicans…..wait, wasn’t the Democrat led House maleficent for completely failing to create a budget for 2011, blowing off their constitutional duty? But, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-elusion-Ca) and Bob Casey (D-imwhit Pa) want to dare Speaker John Boehner in an opinion article at The Politico

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in a recent speech in Nashville, Tenn., said it was our “moral responsibility” to avoid a government shutdown.

We couldn’t agree more. So we are now urging him to take a critical step to help take the threat of a government shutdown off the table.

Surely, a government shutdown scares all the Big Government liberal wankers: most of the rest of America thinks “government not doing things that mess up my life? Great!”

The Senate last week unanimously passed our legislation that would prevent lawmakers and the president from being paid during a government shutdown. A similar bill has been introduced in the House by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.).

Now is the time for the speaker to show that he means what he says by bringing this important bill up for a vote in the House.

If I was a betting man, I’d say that Boehner will call their bluff by the end of today, Thursday. But, just to help him along, go ahead and Tweet him at @SpeakerBoehner (which is still so much more pleasant than @SpeakerPelosi, eh?) But, he should actually read and listen to the full context of Babs and Bobs written words. After a short discussion of it being mean that Congress gets paid even when government workers wouldn’t during a shutdown (even though a good chunk of those workers pay would come under the heading of “mandatory spending” as well), they write

Our bill could fix this inequity. It would also go a step further, saying that lawmakers and the president should not be paid retroactively after a shutdown. The message could not be clearer: No budget, no pay.

Speaker Boehner should take that dare: until there is an official FY2011 budget, there should be no pay for Congressional critters and the President. No money for perks like transportation, trips, office staff, and everything else they get for simply winning an election. They want to take a plane trip or car ride? They can pay for it themselves until such time as an official budget is passed. A continuing resolution doesn’t count.

Words have meaning, and, even if Babs and Bob mean a government shutdown, the headline of the op-ed, which match the words in bold in the excerpt, say “no budget, no pay.” Simple.

And I’ll throw a challenge out to Babs, Casey, and all Democrats who voted for the Senate bill, along with Moran and any House Democrat who votes for it and was present in the 2010 Congress: since it was your responsibility as the majority party to pass a budget, you should give back all your pay going back to, say, August 2010.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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5 Responses to “Boxer And Casey Dare Boehner: No Budget, No Pay”

  1. Doomed says:

    I can only reach one conclusion from the Democrats total intransigence on the budget and the massive deficits they are running up.

    They are either….

    1. Cloward and Piven Socialists who want to destroy this nation. No other reason to run 1.6 trillion deficits can possibly explain this insanity. Create a massive crisis until the government falls and the void is filled by socialist/communist/Sharia law.

    2. They simply owe their souls to the company store. Ie…the unions have bought, paid and bribed them into acquiescence.

    I believe it is most likely the latter while the Unions themselves are now flexing their communist muscles as they continue to Cloward and Piven America into collapsing. Finally succumbing to the sinister forces that oppose any and everything Capitalism stands.

    America has been at war since its founding. The founding fathers encouraged our government to stay out of the Affairs of other nations…..The importation of European progressivism in the late 1800’s wasted little time in sinking its claws into America culture. The radicals have been refining their revolution techniques for over a century and with the 666 internet the die is cast.

  2. Trish says:

    I am already receiving info on those who will oppose Casey, and one is very strong (was a primary candidate for Gov of PA) Rohrer. I can tell you, Casey’s father was a good man, his son, not so sure about. But these demoRats who don’t get the urgency of big budget cuts for our future, are as doomed says, either a part of the problem, or entirely clueless.

  3. Why wouldn’t Boehner go them one further and abolish ALL Congresscritter and Executive admin pay? Even if they do deliver a budget?

    Geez, when one of the moronic Democrats serves up a pitch so fat and so slow, take that bad boy opposite field and go yard, dude.

  4. mojo says:

    “No pay for Congress” sounds like a remarkably good idea to me…

  5. […] Boxer And Casey Dare Boehner: No Budget, No Pay Speaker Boehner should take that dare: until there is an official FY2011 budget, there should be no pay for Congressional critters and the President. No money for perks like transportation, trips, office staff, and everything else they get for simply winning an election. They want to take a plane trip or car ride? They can pay for it themselves until such time as an official budget is passed. A continuing resolution doesn’t count. […]

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