I fully believe that if federal government employees can't be paid during a government shutdown, then no one in our federal government should get paid, and that includes the President our Representatives in the House and the Senators. In fact, since this time the cause of the shutdown is due to the President, he should pay back every penny he has received since he shutdown the government, as well as all of his advisors. Since Mitch McConnell is holding the Senate hostage, he should pay a fine for everyday he doesn't allow a vote on the shutdown issue or payback every paycheck he has received since the House passed the Bills he will not allow the Senate to vote on. As long as he chooses to represent the President and the GOP and not the people that elected him, he definitely shouldn't get paid with Americans tax dollars. The Senate must hold him in violation of his duties!!