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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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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 Pay for only one term of service

It costs taxpayers millions of dollars and directly contributes to the vast national debt and corruption of all political figures to allow them to vote for their own pay raises and to receive retirement after serving only two to four years in any office under the privilage as being a representative of the people along with having exclusive health care not afforded to any other citizen. Full retirement benefits should... more »

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Congressional Housing vs High Salary

Rather than paying Congressional Representatives higher salaries to maintain multiple home, in their home state and DC, provide military style barrack housing for their time in DC. Their function is to make legistative decisions in an efficient cost effective way - do the right thing at the right time.

Barrack style housing encourages an atmosphere of shared pain (think military housing and HUD housing) and reinforces... more »

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