Again my congressman, Dr. Phil Roe, and other congressmen are doing it wrong.
He has joined others in proposing a law that says if Congress does not pass a budget then they will refuse their pay. Here's the deal:
It's the fundamental job of Congress to pass a budget, job one. They've wiggled away from that and instead take a pose of pretension. They are supposed to be paid for doing their job - not vow and legislate to reject pay for failing to do their jobs.
And a simple online search shows the idea came from a blog rant last year.
Do your jobs - don't promise to not do it. Many elected officials have returned or refused pay without making laws about it. Deceptive poses may be pretty but they remain deceptive.