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Eliminate lifetime Congressional pensions and health care

Being a member of Congress is NOT something that should be considered a 'career' from which one 'retires'. Therefore, there should be NO government pension or lifetime health care for any former member of Congress (and no time in service exception that might encourage longevity in office). These people already get to keep any money left over in their campaign funds when they leave Congress. In many cases, that's millions of dollars. Why do they feel they need a pension for life and full health care as well?

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