Score yourself based on honor system.
- When there is a government shutdown in the United States, Congresspeople do not get paid during that time
- When there is a government shutdown in the United States, Congressional staffers do not get paid during that time
- Who made up these rules?
b) Congressional staffers
Interns get paid:
a) Usually, they don’t
b) Only if they have been sexually molested by a congressperson
c) Some of them run themselves into debt in order to serve their country
d) In 2018 Congress proposed to give $20,000/year to each representative’s office so they can pay interns; senators’ offices would get $50,000/year. That legislation has not been signed by President Trump because of the shutdown
e) At least the shutdown is not resulting in the interns losing their pay, so that’s good news for them!
f) 51% of Republican senators offer their interns some kind of pay; 31% of Democratic senators do
g) All of the above!
1 right: You’re a babe in the woods
2 right: You are a solid member of the consumer class; stop reading this and go watch youtube videos
3 right: You’re a good observer, which means you are cynical and hard-bitten and have acid indigestion
4 right: You cheated! You’re probably a senator