Most definitely our military should be paid and paid on time, unless you want to send ALL of them home with unemployment checks! This is an absurd question unless you want to treat our military like dictator regimes. Congress, on the other hand, should not get paid, now or later! You shut down our government because you did not do your job, you don’t deserve pay for ANY days of shut down! Shame on the Congressmen and women who were NOT willing to do their jobs and then the Democrats lied about it, like a little kid blaming a sibling for the broken lamp!!!