I propose that you introduce a bill in Congress that would include all support staff, excepting security personnel, of the White House, the Naval Observatory (VP's residence), the Capitol and Congressional and Executive office buildings, as "nonessential government employees." This would mean that the president, vice president and Congress would have no food, housekeeping, or janitorial services during government shutdowns.

Hundreds of thousands of government employees are facing severe financial strain during this shutdown. Why shouldn't Congress and the Chief Executive, the cause of this problem, suffer a little inconvenience, too? Maybe some brown-bagging, replacing toilet paper and taking out the garbage would hasten resolve to fund a significant portion of the government. Share the pain and take comfort in the gain.

Wayne Weseman


You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.

(1) comment


Thanks for the brilliant suggestion! I have said for years that if those we elect were forced to experience "normal life" rather than entitled ivory tower life, all of our concerns would be eliminated. Your proposal is right on the money!

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.