House Republicans finally came up with a good idea. If Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats continue to avoid their duty and pass a budget, the House wants to dock their pay. In other words, if you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid.
That’s pretty darn hard to defend to the American Public.
The only problem is, our Congress Critters got pretty down in the dumps because, well, they are universally hated, so every time they voted themselves a pay increase, the public spit fire.
So they devised a little scheme. They can’t increase pay for themselves, only for the next session congress.
So they can’t be accused of voting themselves a raise.
“It is for the next Congress” they can say. Even though most of them will be back – like the plague.
So when Speaker Boehner proposed “No Budget – No Pay” a number of the greedy little grubs began chanting it is unconstitutional. They can’t alter their pay for nearly 2 years – the next Congress.
Well, here’s a solution – TAX THEM 100% IF THEY FAIL TO PASS A BUDGET!
And give it a cutesy name like “Budget Preservation Act” or the “Harry Reid – Do Your F@#$%ing Job Act”.
But as we learned from Chief Justice Roberts, Congress does have the power to tax.
So give the Senators a 100% Income tax Rate with a 100% reduction in the tax rate if they pass a budget.
How’s that for Constitutional?
And anyone want to bet the Senate will actually pass a budget that is more then 4 years overdue?