Why should non-politician citizens suffer when politicians decide to have temper tantrums and refuse to cooperate? THEY should feel the pressure because they don't seem to be highly motivated to work it out when they have nothing on the line. Also, why should paychecks be exempt from the financial freeze? If other bills aren't getting paid, I think they shouldn't either. It's only fair. I'm sick of government officials exempting themselves from the rules everyone else has to follow.