It is time to do away with the career politicians.
Article 5 of the constitution allows the people to do this but it will take people to participate to get it done
Why in the world should Congress get pay and benefits after they are voted out or leave the office for a lifetime! That is unheard of anywhere else, as it is, most of them are in it for the money and power and not for their constituents, maybe if they had term limits, and only paid a salary and benefits while in office and nothing when out, there would be those elected who really cared about our Republic. Oh, and I say all Congressmen and women and the POTUS should be on the healthcare plan that was shoved down our throats, Obamacare!
They should be required to have social security like the rest of us, as well as health benefits that are no different that the average American. If they want retirement they should have a 401K like the average American. They aren't special, they work for US!
if it is good enough for the people tsupposed to serve, then it is good enough for them as well !!
ITS UNACCEPTABLE THE WAY CONGRESS AND ALL OF DC ARE LOOTING THIS COUNTRY AND FILLING THEIR POCKETS WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY......OBAMA JUST GAVE THEM ALL A RAISE......BEFORE THEY VOTED ON HIS WAY FOR THE FISCAL CLIFF! THEIR PERKS AND BENEFITS AS WELL AS PAY ARE DOWNRIGHT IMMORAL! EVERYDAY WE ARE PAYING THEM MORE AND THEY ARE TAKING AWAY OUR FREEDOMS!
I concur. This amendment will finally bring them to heel. When a consistent grade of F - is obtained, as the coffers of their employers (We the People) are looted for undeserved pay and benefits, and as Civil and Constitutional rights are repeatedly violated, so they can wield more power than what is prescribed of their elected positions; this is a great way to let them know that we have put up with more than enough of their shenanigans.
Don't think your right. President Obama cannot give them a raise. Congress alone acts on this. Check it out before placing blame.
They're no better then the average person. They can all work regular jobs once out of office, retire, and draw social security like everyone else
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i THINK ALL THESE POLITICIANS SHOULD HAVE MEDICARE INSURANCE LIKE ALL THE RETIRED PEOPLE. LET THEM SEE HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES.
Power, greed and corruption are caused by NOT having term limits and allowing representatives to live off us and the government. They do not do their job just keep working to get re-elected and getting all the benefits they vote for themselves. Hopefully term limits will advocate getting in Congress-doing their job to represent us then getting out after a job well done!
If their decisions are good for us, they should good enough for Congress to accept. They also need to accept the Sequester and loose pay just like the little guy.
THEY SHOULD BE TAXED MORE THEY DON/T DO ANYTHING EXCEPT KNOW HOW HO KEEP THERE OWN MONEY AND SPEND OURS
we have worked for it,and the ones on disability also need it,not to cut anyone.and i dont think it hurt them to make less,they can learn to live less on the high life like the rest of us.