If they can not represent our view on our view as American citizens that put them there to do exactly that ,then why should they be paid by these same people to go on strike. Basically that is what they are doing. They pay no union dues, they are the same as you and me. Why should they be paid for not being able to agree or being able to work on solutions to solve the proble that they can not agree on. If I don't go to work I don't get paid. The same should be applied to our government as well.