Viewpoint: Where's the budget???

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, co-sponsored legislation, which would prohibit members of Congress from receiving pay if the congressional budget and appropriations process is not completed by the start of the fiscal year on Oct.1.

Finally some legislation that makes sense!

We totally agree, It is unacceptable that it has been more than 1,000 days since Congress passed a budget.

We can't expect Americans to set household budgets if we are not doing the same for the federal government.

It is no wonder that our national deficit is over $15 trillion." said Chambliss.

It is also unacceptable that members of Congress continue to receive paychecks for a job they aren't doing.

This bill is a step in the right direction towards holding Congress accountable and balancing the federal budget.

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