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Emergency Work on Hoidays

Congress should not be alowed to take holidays off during national emergencies; fiscal or otherwise. My guess is if we had another Pearl Harbor everyone would show up. When the rehtric to the public is laced with any sort of indication that there is emergency action needed then there should be no holiday recess for congress until it is resolved. Example is the current fiscal crisis. and certainly no emergency, additional... more »

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Eliminate Congressional Lifetime Salary

Congressmen refuse to be held to a higher standard, and as such, they should not and usually are not. Therefore, they should earn their salaries and retirement as every red-blooded American currently does - work 20/30 years before they are eligible to receive any REDUCED retirement annuity benefits (50 - 80%) as do all red-blooded Americans currently do. No average American receives his ENTIRE current salary for having... more »

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