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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Nolan legislation suggests a sound approach to "Planned Parenthood defunding shutdown threat-mongering." (A newly coined term I just invented.) Indeed, the approach is generic to any shutdown clown show, whatever the basis in "thought" held by the shutdowners.

HuffPo, here, with an opening few paragraphs [links from original omitted]

Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) introduced a bill Friday that would prevent members of Congress from getting paid in the event of a government shutdown.

"It's time to put an end to government by crisis management," Nolan said in a statement. "And it's time for Congress to start living in the real world -- where you either do your job -- or you don't get paid. If hundreds of thousands of other federal employees are to go without their salaries -- twisting slowly in the wind in a government shutdown -- then the Congress should not be paid either."

Under Nolan's bill, members of Congress would go unpaid for the duration of the shutdown. [...]

In mentioning such a thought to my brother-in-law, his off-hand suggested improvement was to make any such pay stoppage permanent; put teeth into it, that way.

Hat tip to a friend in Nowthen for emailing the link.

Minnesota CD6 (Emmer), note, this link.

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