However Congress members think they are saving the taxpayers money by bedding down in the office, is beyond the pale. Make Congress members pay for their overnight accomodations on principal. Would be easy to implement, machine count their badges if they are leaving for the night. Collecting revenues wherever we can, for one thing, but also--wouldn't it be nice if we can convince them that they are not royalty? Treasury should be compensated for
the extra lights and flushes. The absurdity must stop, these people purport that they are saving taxpayers by doing this. Even youth hostels have a room fee!