- Posted October 15, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Where are the statesmen and stateswomen?
Apparently the salaries of Congress and the President are mandated even if the government is shut down. Perhaps we would make greater progress if they ALL volunteered to "shutdown" payment of a portion of their salaries (I am aware that some have made that offer).
Let's also re-evaluate earmarks, and the health insurance plans that members of Congress are lucky to have. Perhaps we should all have the same options.