Absolutely. Congressmen and Senators should not get paid if there is a government shutdown. They also need to take us back to the time when we as a country had no debt. We spend too much on Military. We do not need to be the world's policeman. We do not need a border wall with Mexico. We do need Social Security payments that people can actually live on. We need affordable health care, and in my opinion free healthcare for everyone in the United States. The first people who should not get paid during a government shutdown is the ruling bodies, Congress, the Senate, the Executive offices including the president, and the Supreme Court. Government employees who have to work through a shutdown should get paid. The military should get paid on time. Why not paying Congress and the Senate we will incentify our elected officials to come up with budgets in a timely fashion. We also ought to penalize Congress and the Senate until they come up with a plan to pay down America's debt and balance the budget without taking money from fully funded programs like Social Security.