The government should not shut down. Congress is not doing their jobs when there is a shutdown therefore they should not be paid during a shutdown. When any other American refuses to do their job, they are not paid. Enough with these double standards. Enough of millionaires making decisions about the majority of Americans who have little in common with them. Congress has no idea what it is like to have poor or no healthcare, poor education, lack of accessibility to adequate transportation, nutrition, housing, A LIVING WAGE. NO WORK, NO PAY LIKE THE MAJORITY OF US WITH EXCEPTION TO THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY.