The American government is shutting down due to the inability of Congress to do their job. The shutdown will affect hundreds of thousands of Federal workers. Many of these families will lose their paychecks. All this because the Republican Party won't accept the results of the 2012 election.
It's time to send a message that we agree government is broken, but the breaking is being done by Congress, not the Affordable Care Act.
If these families have to suffer at the hands of Congress, then Congress should not be paid.
Dear Mr Boehner,
We the undersigned demand that you, and all other members of Congress, not be paid during the government shutdown. This shutdown is the result of the incompetence of your colleagues and no-one should be rewarded for incompetence.
This shutdown is set to hurt hundreds of thousands of federal workers. The knock-on effects are set to wreck the economic recovery. It will also cost billions of dollars. The last shutdown your party undertook cost two billion dollars.
As so called essential parts of the government you will continue to be paid.
We demand no paychecks be issued for Congress until Congress people do their job. It's the work you do that is essential and you are not doing it!