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#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #tlot #tcot Is It Constitutional To Withhold Congressional Pay? http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/gop-debt-ceiling-plan-27th-amendment.php The GOP’s latest debt ceiling proposal to withhold pay for lawmakers if their chamber does not pass a budget may face a tricky hurdle: the Constitution. The plan, as House Republican leaders described it Friday afternoon, would authorize a three-month debt limit increase in exchange for an ultimatum: Congress either passes a budget or congressman and senators have their pay withheld until they do. But there is some doubt among constitutional scholars reached by TPM shortly after the GOP proposal was made public about whether it passes muster under the 27th Amendment. The 27th Amendment to the Constitution provid...