On Oct. 2 the pop princess tweeted, "Go call the po-lice, Go Call The Gu-vunah! Someone tell Congress to get to #WorkBxxCH." Perhaps Britney could use the whips and ball gags from her "Fifty Shades of Grey"-inspired music video to force Congress to do its job. She could also threaten to throw the bickering politicians to her fierce pet sharks if they don't do something about the shutdown.
Things aren't looking good, so an aspiring YouTube star might want to get to work creating a government shutdown-themed "Work Bitch" parody complete with John Boehner rocking a dog collar and a Beats By Dr. Dre Pill gag. Of course Ted Cruz will be the one holding the Speaker of the House's leash while wielding a whip and wearing a fabulous pair of sparkly pumps.
Perhaps other pop stars should follow Britney Spears's lead by sounding off about the shutdown. Miley Cyrus could tell members of Congress that they just need to twerk things out instead of using a wrecking ball to take down the government, but some GOP members might simply respond by saying, "We can't stop." Rihanna also recently shared a sneak peek of her "Pour It Up" music video, which is full of pole dancing, money, and twerking. Perhaps her message to Congress should be to "pour it out"—word on the street is that some Congressmen were really boozing it up shortly before the government shutdown.
At this point, members of Congress might as well look to pop stars for guidance—Britney, Miley, and Rihanna are probably managing to get more work done than they are.