Actually I'm not a full supporter of this. Instead there are several changes that need to be made. Congress should only be paid a salary while they are an active member of congress. It's a job. I won't continue to receive a salary once I am no longer working. Congress should also participate in the same healthcare insurance as the general public. They should also use Medicare when they reach Medicare age. And they should be participating in Social Security as well. Congress is playing with people's lives. When you are so far removed from what all other Americans have to face, the decisions they make don't affect them. So why should they care what affect their decisions have? As far as settling a budget, they should. It be able to recess until a budget is set. If they don't come to a workable budget, then all their be fits and pay being withheld should affect them the same way it does any government employee.