This seems like a guarentee to continue disagreements on the budget. While I do not want a government shutdown, this only delays those elected from doing their jobs. Compromise and negotiations come with the job. Democrats and Republicans need to establish a positive line of communication and keep the far left and far right ideals out of the budget. Meet somewhere in the middle, this isn't elementary school where kids argue over what they want and throw fits when they don't get their way. Agree to disagree on certain things (abortion for example) and stay the course to find middle ground for the budget. If an agreement cannot be done, every member of the House, Senate, and the President do not get paid. Don't punish the rest of us because you can't agree on the budget.