And by “pay off their debt” they mean “raise the debt ceiling indefinitely”:
If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling and lets America become a deadbeat nation, we should not be paid. http://t.co/gsOZDJ3CdX
— Sen. Barbara Boxer (@SenatorBoxer) June 12, 2013
Have you ever worked at a private sector job where your paycheck was directly tied to how “successful” you were at driving the company deeper into debt? Of course not, but the rules in the business of public sector liberal politics are much different.
Boxer considers driving up the debt ceiling as “paying the bills,” but all that does is create more bills to pay.
Good they shouldn't get paid if they don't want I pay the bills they accrued! http://t.co/u9YqQ9XPWb
— Eric T Dixon (@banjowailer) June 12, 2013
It’s a shame that so many in D.C. consider driving up the debt as “doing their job”:
If Congress can't do its job, we shouldn't get paid. We've no time to play chicken with our credit http://t.co/AZ94dejrCR
— Jim McDermott (@RepJimMcDermott) June 12, 2013
There you have it, senators. If it’s up to Barbara Boxer and others, if you want to keep being paid in full you’ll follow Joe Biden’s time honored advice:
Note: The title of this post has been changed to correct a grammatical error.