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
When does Congress and other government employees start sacraficing like the taxpayers paying their salaries? These members of Congress are millionaires or they become millionaires while in office - sure wish my job gave me an option like that - but not likely with a 1% raise each year. They need to pay for their insurance like we do and once they leave office, their benefits stop as well. Also, the Lobbyist need to be limited - too much money and power equals corruption with the very people we voted into these great paying jobs!
YOU are soo right!!!!
Not to menton the raises they give themselves. The money they get for all their little pet projects to vote a certain way and oh ya all the insider information they have to buy stocks and make other investments....That should be a crime too.
this will never happen, they have no idea or care how any one of us struggle just to go day to day....them not taking a pay raise would only happen in fantasyland....
it is what it is, but many voices can change it.
> Mary: Continuing to do or say nothing while Congress continues to pad their pockets is what got us into the fiscal mess America is in now. Unless the People rise up off their couches and demand to be heard, changes will never take place...I, for one, choose to voice my opinions and sign petitions, or resolutions, or whatever it takes for my representatives to listen!! Please don't be one of the millions silent people, Mary, we already have enough of those (some don't even bother to...
> Mary: Continuing to do or say nothing while Congress continues to pad their pockets is what got us into the fiscal mess America is in now. Unless the People rise up off their couches and demand to be heard, changes will never take place...I, for one, choose to voice my opinions and sign petitions, or resolutions, or whatever it takes for my representatives to listen!! Please don't be one of the millions silent people, Mary, we already have enough of those (some don't even bother to vote!!) ;numbers have strength, and we need to count you among us!!
not in congress? no pay no perks no retirement, get a job pay taxes like the rest of us.
Good idea...they don't care about us!
The sad fact is most people do not realize how BAD the current laws are. Lets see Oboma care they exemped themselves from it. SS they exempted them selves from it. I want there pay limited and ALL special perks ENDED EFFECTIVE NOW. They have to FOLLOW EVERY LAW THEY PASS FOR US.
You are MORALLY right. But, the government is not answerable to the people. It has the difficult duty of PRETENDING to be answerable to the people it pretends to serve. But, PRETENSE is all that is left. We do not live in a free or fair nation. The government exists to support itself. We exist to serve it. The great shining city on the hill that Reagan spoke of. . . The last best hope of mankind that he spoke of. . . it has been destroyed, and only the illusion of it's existence is left.
Tom I agree and know you are correct. It still surprises me how many people do not see the writing on the wall. I guess the "Koolaid" just tastes too good.
2 TERMS MAX!
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 also be subject to Term Limits like the President. Does anyone know how many enter office with a normal net worth and leave office as millionairs?
Must be all that inside trading they and their staff get. I understand their staff's kids do not have to pay back their kids college loans.