Congress may surprise everyone and do the right thing
The Kansas City Star
The House may actually do what voters have been demanding for ages: Stop paying people in Congress until they finally do their jobs.
The House is scheduled to vote this week on legislation to allow the government to slide under the debt limit by borrowing money through May 18. But the action comes with the stipulation that the pay of members of Congress be halted if the House and Senate fail to pass a budget by mid-April.
People are frustrated by the country operating without a formal budget. Voters have sought that paycheck hold for years as a way to get members of Congress to stop the politicking and do their jobs. But no one ever expected it to be proposed, let alone enacted.
Count on people watching to see what actually happens in the House and Senate.