[Vision2020] You realize, of course, . . . .

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Sun Dec 30 06:42:46 PST 2018

. . . that members of the U.S. Congress receive full pay . . . even when the government is shut down.

“According to the Constitution, Congress is required to set its own salaries to be paid by the Treasury. Those salaries are outlined in a separate law from the appropriations legislation. So, even though the shutdown is caused by the failure to cut a deal on the unfunded appropriations, Congress continues to be paid under an entirely different bill.”

Yet, if you were to visit Capitol Hill, all you would hear are crickets.

So, while members of our congress are taking an extended, paid ($180,000/year) vacation . . . 800,000 government employees (many struggling month to month) are going without pay.

Happy New Year, V-Peeps!

Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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