UPDATE: Miss Thing must have gotten some heat over this, and she's now refusing her paycheck. Bless her heart!
Because of the ridiculous games that the Tea Party faction of the House Republicans insist on playing without any plan or end game, more than 800,000 federal employees have no idea when they'll see their next paycheck.
Some congresspeople feel bad about collecting paychecks while so much of DC struggles. Senator Al Franken announced that he would donate his pay to Second Harvest Heartland during the shutdown. Even Mitch Freakin' McConnell is donating his pay. All told, 123 congresscritters are refusing or donating their pay during the shutdown.
And then there's Renee Ellmers (R-natch)
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) who told a local television station that she would not be deferring her pay during the government shutdown because she said,”I need my paycheck.”
She continued, “That’s the bottom line.”