Federal Government shutting down but Congress still gets paid?

There was an op-ed in the New York times today about Senators and Representatives in the even of a shutdown.  The gist of it was of the vast number of people whose pay will be put on hold, members of congress are not included.  That’s right, they get paid.  Perhaps if this were not the case we’d see some progress (I use that term lightly).  On second thought, I’m sure they’d find plenty of folks to provide them with the funds they’d be missin’.

If you’re interested in the article, here’s the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/opinion/07kristof.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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