If I don't attend work and do my job I don't get a paycheck. With all due respect to our elected officials, why should Congress be treated differently? They represent the people, in all aspects of life. One aspect being that if you don't work, you don't get paid. Quit wasting time with "sit-ins" and come to an agreement. Despite what your lobbyists are paying you to do, you work for US, not a pharmaceutical company, not a tobacco company, not an abortion clinic. You work for me, so earn that paycheck the way every other employed American does.