Members of Congress choose to go through the election process and then serve in the Congress, otherwise meaning they choose that job. If they are to receive a pension, i The requirements should be like any other job applicant or person who has worked in a career or a place of employment for an extended amount of time. Most people do not get a pension until they have worked a certain number of years. Therefore, the pension should be commensurate with what the American citizen decides it should be. If members of Congress want to have a good pension, then they should pass regulations and public laws that are helpful to the individual citizen and the Nation as a whole, manage the federal budget and cash flow to the states, and work together for the country over Party to earn those pensions.