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by Sharon Rondeau

Rep. Ann Wagner is a freshman congresswoman from Missouri. She previously served as ambassador to Luxembourg.

(Sep. 30, 2013) — Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO2) has written a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer requesting that her salary be “withheld” in the event of a government shutdown.

Congress normally continues to work and be paid during times when appropriations have not been approved.  The Senate and House have been unable to agree on a spending bill as of 10:02 p.m. EDT on Monday, with a midnight deadline looming.

Under the hashtag #FairnessforAll, House Republicans are tweeting that on Saturday they voted to keep government functioning and delay the implementation of Obamacare for a year.  However, the Senate rejected the House’s amendments passed on Saturday other than for military funding, and a stalemate looks likely.

Also on Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz, who protested Obamacare for more than 21 hours on the Senate floor over Tuesday and Wednesday, announced that he would donate his salary to charity for every day of the shutdown if it occurs.

Rep. Bill Flores has pledged to donate his salary “to reduce the federal debt” for each day of a shutdown.

The expected partial government shutdown would affect the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration, and White House staff.

#FairnessforAll strives to eliminate special treatment of Washington politicians in regard to Obamacare’s mandates which average Americans will not receive.  One of the provisions passed by the House and sent to the Senate on Monday was intended to “cancel healthcare subsidies for Congress, the President, and the executive branch,” according to Flores.

The health care bill known as Obamacare was signed into law by Obama on March 23, 2010 without a single Republican vote.  Since that time, physicians have announced early retirements; premiums and the cost of medicine are reportedly skyrocketing; hospitals have laid off workers; and an Independent Policy Advisory Board (IPAB) is legislated to make decisions affecting the life and death of elderly, infirm or chronically ill patients, otherwise known as “death panels.”

Obama had said that “death panels” were not included in the legislation, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi had told the nation that “We need to pass it to find out what is in it.”

Americans are now finding out “what is in it.”  On Saturday, The Daily Caller reported that health care plans have been “wiped out” in ten states as a result of Obamacare.

No Democrat or Republican has addressed whether or not Obama’s signature on the bill or any other piece of legislation is legal, as he has presented two fraudulent birth certificates and a fraudulent Selective Service registration card to the public as determined by a two-year law enforcement investigation.

CNN described the looming shutdown as “crippling” with a comprehensive list of departments to be affected by it if it happens.  Those affected included the FCC, FTC, the National Council on Disability, the Office on Government Ethics, and the Inter-American Foundation, among many others.

Update, 10:29 p.m. EDT:  NBC has just announced that Obama signed the provision which would continue military pay during a shutdown on which the Senate and House were in agreement.

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  1. These are the types of people that should be allowed to keep their jobs if we can enforce term limits, commoner insurance on all members and ZERO security for all members who leave office-it IS unsustainable. If they want “protection” they can get a license to carry like the “commoner’s”. There are many fine people working in DC but the rest MUST be weeded out and eventually dissolving of the bi-partisan party system since it has become more and more dysfunctional over the years. Over the last 5 years Democrats have been able to threaten the judicial to keep any Criminal Presentments form getting through the courts to Discovery. We have been trying to prosecute dozens of Democrats for criminal activity for over 5 years and all legal channels have been blocked. The illegal criminalizing and imprisonment of Veterans has been ignored and touted by the Democrat controlled media and there will be an unending thrust against the Democratic party for their crimes against Veterans, the Constitution, theft of funds, identity and voting fraud with Obama, ruination of our Military and violation of UCMJ, lying to the American people and sabotage of our economy in the last 5 years. Treason, Perjury, Election Fraud, Identity Fraud, Murder, Theft Of Government Funds, Misprision Of Felony, Obfuscation, are all listed on hundreds of Criminal Presentments that have been blocked from the courts and Discovery. There are better ways to get cheap thrills, their day is coming. Soon America will awaken.