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Jul 10

No Work, No Pay

‘No Work, No Pay’ Law Must Stay on the Books, Taxpayer Group Says

A taxpayer watchdog group is fighting to preserve a “No Work, No Pay” law that requires members of Congress to forfeit their pay when they are absent from Congress – unless they or a family member are ill. It’s an obscure law but still valid – but now the Senate is trying to get rid of it, the National Taxpayers Union warned.

If I didn’t do the job I’m paid to do, I’d probably be fired. If not, I’d at the
very least my pay would be docked. The same is true for just about every other hard-working average Joe taxpayer in this country. Why,
then, do we allow politicians to get away with it? Politicians are public servants. Therefore, they work for the American people. It’s high time we start acting like responsible employers.

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