Petition Calls For Obama, Congress To Lose Pay If No Fiscal Cliff Deal Gets Done

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A new petition on the White House website is calling for President Obama and Congress to lose their pay if a “fiscal cliff” deal does not get done.

The petition, created by Deborah P. of Arlington, Texas, on Monday, wants to cut-off politicians’ paychecks and health care benefits if a deal does not get done.

“Congress and the President must forfeit their pay and healthcare benefits until the fiscal cliff is resolved. And they must pass a solution, not a stop-gap,” the petition states.

It continues: “And, if they miss the Jan 1 deadline, all of Congress and the President must take a permanent 15% pay cut. Their pay cannot be raised for two years.”

The Texas woman stated in the petition that Obama and lawmakers need to live in the same world that “The American People” do: if you don’t do your job, you don’t get…

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