Congressmen and women should not get paid if military members don’tby President of Somos A. Bustos on Apr. 07, 2011, under General Political Talk
If the government shuts down, the Tea Party fingerprints will be on this debacle. Everyone knows that the Tea Party movement is a small faction of the Republican Party, and everyone knows they are advocating a complete government shut down. Rep. John Boehner says he does not want a government shut down, however, if there is a shut down then everyone knows the tea party movement will claim the credit. It is crucial for Boehner not to succumb to these unreasonable ideas.
Several once thought the Tea Party movement was for “small government”, however, they are really “anti-government” and they don’t care what the consequences are. If Democrats and Republicans don’t do the mature thing and get a budget compromise passed, then our military members will not get paid. However, Congressmen and women will still get paid and they all each make about 175,000 per year plus benefits. Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is on the record for advocating a government shutdown. She has stated she is willing to give the entire military a flimsy two weeks of her pay when she should be offering to give her entire future pay since she has been the one advocating for a shut down.
I have an idea….all Congressmen and women should lump their money together and pay our soldiers and their dependents. If the budget doesn’t get passed, I’d like to see Bachmann pass a hat around to every single lawmaker at the Hill instead of attending Tea Party rallies with her bull horn.
I am watching military dependent wives on television who are worried about not getting a paycheck. Are military members panicking right now? You’d better believe it! Folks, the LAST thing a soldier should worry about is whether or not their family will have money to buy groceries. They need to be focused on war, not whether or not our Congressmen can work together at the Hill. They shouldn’t have to worry whether or not their families are going to be taken care of. Many of them live paycheck to paycheck and the fact that our Congress cannot work together while we are involved with three wars is absurd. I cannot imagine how Congress would act if an act of terrorism were to occur as they continue to be hard nosed against each other. Americans are sick and tired of partisan politics. They vote in members of Congress to be mature, statesman-like and to get the damned job done.
You don’t think the wives are worried? Think again and watch the video below with regard to the wife who gets weepy over the issue.