It has come to this: Later today, esteemed members of the U.S. Congress, the nation’s premier deliberative body, will vote on a proposal to stop paying themselves a salary if they cannot get their act together. Section 2 of H.R. 325 is called, “HOLDING SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN ESCROW UPON FAILURE TO AGREE TO BUDGET RESOLUTION.” In some ways, this is an improvement over recent practice. For years, Congress has threatened calamity for the country, via the debt ceiling, sequestration and the fiscal cliff, if they failed to act. Now the nation’s elected leaders are now threatening calamity upon themselves.
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