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We know -- -- you don't get paid if you don't do your job so why should members of congress get a paycheck if they don't do bears that's the thinking behind that no budget.
No pay act he keeps lawmakers from getting paid if they don't pass a budget and the spending bills that go along with that budget.
And very timely fashion.
Democratic congressman Jim Cooper introduces bipartisan legislation in the house to just testified before a senate committee on his new person is good enough to come and talk to us after that congressman nice to have -- today.
Thank you good to be with you so why do you think this is gonna work.
-- is very simple and it's very fair that you just stated if you don't work shouldn't get paid.
Congress should -- by the same rules I think we don't pass our budgets on appropriations bills we shouldn't get paid -- simple clear and forcible bloodlines.
Congressman I don't do my job -- get fired.
I ACC the big -- there's a big -- by the door John and I knew something wrong.
And we're gonna -- and are asked to head the studios so why why do you think new legislation is key here why.
Why she did just see if you don't do your job in congress you get fired and we vote somebody in -- can do that job.
Well why wait two years are as fragile as our economy as we should be able to discipline members of congress more -- -- that.
Unfortunately our constitution says only the voters can fire congressman and that's only every two years we need -- accident that.
So with this change the constitution anyway.
He would not we could not cut member pay this year but we can right after the November election.
So I think that what we really want as prompt budget action we do not want the nation to default we do not want the nation to be a slow -- And I think actually if you see this reform you'll see congress be very prompt and date because it would align the interest.
-- members of congress today for some members of congress who actually benefit from these delays.
Into saying -- I was looking at white.
What your salary -- and representatives and senators get paid 174000.
Dollars as at January 1 2009.
But half of the members of congress just about half are actually millionaires.
And I'm curious if you keep part of the -- away from the millionaire.
How much of -- motivation this is really going to be.
Everybody wants to earn a paycheck -- we should only get that paycheck if we do the work of the nation I think what you're gonna see here is with the aligned interest -- every congressman.
A behaving the same we'll get the job done on time we don't get smarter after October.
The fiscal year starts October 1 we should have completed our work by October 1 we can do this.
Real quick your congressman what's next where is this go from here -- this congress have to approve bits and make it actually happened.
We had an excellent hearing in the senate today -- senator Lieberman and senator Collins we need a house hearing on the bills -- we need to build groundswell of support.
No labels movement nationwide is helping promote this reform as well as eleven other key congressional reforms.
This is nonpartisan has not Democrat or Republican this is for the good of the country I -- the good people stand behind it.
We'll see who works is an interesting idea and we appreciate you coming on talk to smile about sir thank you very much us banks being.
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