The law prevents them from not paying the “entitlements”. They always claim checks won’t go out to try and get the masses upset against the other side. I think it’s time the whole lot on Capitol Hill grew up and did the job they were “hired” to do. Guarantee you they aren’t going to miss their pay checks and can you imagine the uprising if they took their pay and cut out the entitlements? They aren’t going to chance it.
Now they can close the local offices and website to keep new folks from signing up, but that could hurt all of them politically too.