Here is an idea — what do you think?

President Obama said today that if the debt ceiling is not raised that Social Security checks will be delayed…but here is my idea:

1/ instead of penalizing the Social Security recipients for their failure to be good stewards of our nation’s finances, they politicians should stop salary payments to themselves –  President and the Senators and Members of Congress;

2/ they should also put the lid immediately on their travel budgets — no more trips on AF1 (business or pleasure) or trips back to home districts on commercial aircraft on the taxpayers money.  If they can’t travel, maybe they will stay in Washington and actually do their jobs which is get our nation’s finances in order.

What do you think?  Yes, of course this is a small amount of money in the grand scheme of things but it does make a statement.  They should penalize themselves for their failings – not Americans.