It seems that with the current deficit in the TRILLIONS, government needs to be looking at some higher level (internal) cutbacks, not medicare, medical, social security, jobs etc. How about NOT giving Congressmen retirement AT FULL PAY, just for being a congressman! I certainly don't get anything near that, and I've put in nearly 27 years of government service. Just think of the savings with a cut like that! There are most likely many more cuts similar that can be made. They all need to be in the SAME retirement as us civilian government workers, since they are the same. No more voting themselves raises.