Should Our Delegation Refuse Paychecks?

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The Washington Post is tracking senators and representatives who say they won\’t accept a government check while the shutdown is on. No members of Connecticut\’s delegation are on the list, which includes both Democrats and Republicans.

On Tuesday evening,  Rep. Jim Himes said he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he would donate his salary during the shutdown to the Wounded Warrior Project. Both announcements were made on Twitter.

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4 thoughts on “Should Our Delegation Refuse Paychecks?

  1. enness

    Need this question even be asked, especially given that we’re paying Chris Murphy to hustle for campaign money?

  2. Sam

    I dont think any of these politicians should receive a paycheck even after this shutdown ends until they turn the economy around and start creating real jobs for our country. The arrogance of these politicians is amazing, Look at murphy the government has shut down, everyone is worried about jobs and he is out fund raising so that he can get re elected and maybe keep the job he is failing at another term. Well I guess that what politics is all about is the campaign contributions, right?

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