Barack Obama (President), Harry Reid (Senate Majority Leader), John Boehner (House Majority Leader)
United States of America

The United States of America once again faces a budget crisis with only until the end of the year to resolve. This petition is to send a message to our elected officials that the "business as usual" method of politics is not acceptable with this issue of great importance. This petition calls for our government to get to work - set aside politics - and solve this issue.

An expected result of the fiscal cliff, is that the economy will regress into a recession, thus costing many American's their jobs. As a consequence, this petition calls for our elected officials to have all of their compensation and medical benefits suspended for themselves and their families. This addresses the simple question, why should they get paid when they are risking countless number of American jobs due to their inaction and they are not performing the people's work?

Quite simply, No Work, No Pay. Isn't that what happens in the real world?

We, the undersigned, call on President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader John Boehner to reach a grand bargain on the national budget and thus preventing the breaching of the fiscal cliff.

In order to motivate our elected leaders, the undersigned, call for the immediate suspension of compensation, health benefits and other sundry allowances afforded our elected leaders until which time they have come to agreement on the budget.

The suspension of compensation and health care should immediately take effect for the president, the 100 members of the senate and the 435 members of the house and their respective families.

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The Stop the Fiscal Cliff - "Congress, Do the People's Work!" petition to Barack Obama (President), Harry Reid (Senate Majority Leader), John Boehner (House Majority Leader) was written by Rico Salazar and is in the category Patriotism at GoPetition.