When a budget is not agreed upon and passed, Congress is the only entity responsible who is NOT doing their job. Military, national security, national parks - EVERYONE else in a government position should continue to get paid. The American taxpayers have done their part in paying taxes, and should not be inconvenienced with shutdowns because politicians can't come to a compromise. Worried about spending the money? They can factor it into the new budget that they will be forced to come up with if they want to resume receiving paychecks. That would be one step toward ending special treatment for politicians. If this were to actually pass (which I highly doubt), let's look into the same retirement and healthcare options that are available to the average citizen.