It's absolutely absurd to withhold pay for results in a job that is not "commission-based". Congress does not get a commission when they do something right or on-time like a salesman or a dog. However, if they are NOT doing their job (coming to an agreement, etc), other measures such as extended session, mediation, etc could be far more effective. The headline is deceptive and partisan and plays to the media messaging that everyone in politics is rich and can afford to screw off and not do their job. This discounts the majority of individuals who do this work under entirely different and often well-intentioned circumstances.