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Federal employees will go unpaid for an unknown amount of time if the US government shuts down next week. Except for members of Congress.
The new moral high ground in Washington as Congress careens toward a complete budget impasse is not “We shouldn’t shut the government down.” It appears to be: “Don’t pay us if we do.” The issue of whether members of Congress should get paid during a shutdown is factually inconsequential as both parties debate billions of dollars of cuts in a budget that contains trillions of dollars in spending.