I'm going to be blunt, Congress... This is literally your job. Your job is to pass a budget BEFORE the deadline just like the rest of the working class. If you don't do your job, I don't think you deserve to be paid. As your boss, I want you to put forth legislation that will take money out of the congress person's pocket to pay for services every day past deadline. If you don't have the money, why not ask your corporate benefactors to pony up the dough? Only then will the budget hostage situations cease. This is the reality the working class has to live in. Why do you get special treatment?