In the past when the government has "shutdown" and employees were furloughed, when the budget was continued, the furloughed employees got paid all the money they missed while they were furloughed. It was like they got an extra paid vacation. If the budget is not passed, then everyone who gets furloughed should not get paid at all, in addition to our Congress people. Not only should they miss the paycheck, but the pay should not be made up after they pass the budget. It's not fair to get paid for not doing your job.