This bill is way too simple. I don't believe that running a budget deficit in and of itself is a sufficient metric to determine if congress should get a pay raise. First, I believe that we should vote on congressional pay raises during elections. Second, before the measure makes it to the ballot each period, there should be quality of life metrics put in place that must be achieved. For example, has the unemployment rate decreased or remained below a certain level? Is inflation under control? Has the level and quality of our nation's education improved? Has the level of health of our citizens improved? Has the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink improved or remained above some minimum level? There are many factors that could be considered and I truly believe we should have performance metrics such as these established as most other employees do, in order to determine if congress qualifies for pay raises. As for now, I don't believe that congress has done anything worthy of a pay raise since 2009, so I would vote No.