Submitted by Collin Berglund on February 2, 2012
: Failure to appropriate government money on time has a real impact on Americans. During the 2004 fiscal year, the uncertainty resulted in a loss of 1,350 positions in the Federal Judiciary according to this report
. If members of Congress can't do their job, they shouldn't get paid.
STAT OF THE DAY
: Already, 21 members of Congress have signed on to co-sponsor the No Budget - No Pay Act in the House and Senate. Track who is supporting the bill in the House here
and the Senate here