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Viewers Voice: Should members of congress get paid during government shutdown?

Miriam Zamorano

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Viewers Voice: Should members of congress get paid during government shutdown?

CREATED Oct. 2, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - As a reported 800,000 federal employees are home without pay due to furloughs from the government shutdown, some congressmen are requesting their pay be withheld until the showdown is over.
 
Congressmen Trey Radel, Vern Buchanan, Tom Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart are requesting to not be paid. As a matter of fact, ten of Diaz-Balart's staffers are out of work from the shutdown.
 
Democratic senator Bill Nelson saying he will continue to keep fighting in Washington but many like Rosie from North Fort Myers said she used to live in Washington D.C. and has a message for lawmakers.
 
She said, "I believe that none of our senators or congressmen should be paid during this furlough. I hope the message gets back to D.C that this is the way the people of this country feel."
 
Fay added, "They're the ones creating the problem. They can't cooperate with each other, they can't compromise. I don't think any of them should get paid anything."
 
"Stop all political parties from getting paychecks during this shutdown and see how fast a resolution is brought about!" wrote Rennee on Facebook.
 

Robert wrote in an email to Fox Four, "I think it should be mandatory (not voluntary) that every member of congress and their staff get no pay during the government shutdown.  They made the shutdown happen so why shouldn't they take a paycheck hit." 

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