Let's save money be having senators and congressman pay, like the rest of do, for their health coverage and sharply reduce their pensions upon retirement by 50%. There is no need to continue to pay retirement benefits to these people as they are likely to end up earning more than their government salaries by becoming lobbyists -- and those who have been subject to law enforcement action shouldn't get a dime. The people serving us as congressmen and senators are overpaid and receive far more "perks" than the average working man and to trim the deficit we should start by trimming the incomes of the very people who are causing us the bulk of our problems. Interesing that the Senate and Congress are not listed among the "departments" where expenses could be cut!
Idea No. 13002