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 »
Members of Congress should not receive retirement benefits. This will prevent them from staying in Congress too long and will cause them to move on to other jobs after serving shorter terms in Congress. Their health benefit choices and life insurance benefits should be not be different from ordinary government employees during the time they are serving in Congress. This will help them understand the impact of any changes... more »
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 »
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 »
Congress is not doing their job. Challenge them to maximum time line to pass a budget before they work on any more lesislation. The budget should be passed in less than 90 days. Then if they don't pass the budget, they are all recalled and we have another election. IF THEY WILL NOT DO THEIR JOB, FIRE THEM ALL! Not that's an ammendment worth fighting for! Reduce Congressional time off so they actually work for us!