Help me understand! Why do elected officials who get such an awesome benefits package provided by the US Government not make them federal employees and subject to the same rules and laws!?!? Why do we continually have to make up rules and laws for those who set up the same for the country. I was brought up thinking that those in political office had a higher ethical standard to live by since they were serving so many. It since there are no term limits they should by all means be treated as federal employees since most make it a career!!!!