The House has passed a CR (continuing resolution) to keep the government in business until they can get around to ever passing a budget, because they have so much work to do and can't get it all done in maybe two days a week of actually working, for which they get paid over $150,000 a year, plus perks.
The only problem is that they left out Obamacare from the CR, which means that there will be no legal way for Obamacare to operate come October 1.
Also, there is some reluctance to agree to raise the debt limit, you know, the rule that says there's a limit to how much the government can borrow -- the debt limit that gets raised every time the executive bureaucrazy wants to pass money out to their cronies in big business. (You didn't think the cash all went only to poor people, did you?)
Anyhow, the government could shut down real soon, if the Senate doesn't do something about a continuing resolution.
My question is this. If the government shuts down, does that mean that Senators, Representatives, and executive officials won't get their pay checks?
You know what the answer is, and you know what the answer should be, and those two ain't the same thing.