No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay. While politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.
Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it. When you add this to the below, just where will all of it stop?
35 States file lawsuit against the Federal Government, Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on. This is an idea that we should address.
For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform… in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.
If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no lawthat applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”
Did my part … posted link to this post on facebook
Sorry but these myths have been circulating the internet since Al Gore invented it and anyone who makes even a minimal effort to learn the truth quickly realizes they are out and out lies. Members of Congress DO NOT get full retirement pay after serving one term. They get 1.7% x number of years served for the first 20 years and 1% for each year after that and must serve a minimum of five years to vest retirment benefits.
Members of Congress, and there families, are required to repay student loans just like everyone else.
Members of Congress as individuals have always been, and continue to be, subject to the same laws as every other resident of the United States; plus several more financial disclosure requirments that most citizens would consider an unjustified invasion of privacy, In 1995 Congress enacted legislation making the institution subject to the same labor laws ec as private corporations.
This canard raises its ugly head on the internet periodically driven by people whose mindless hatred for any and all elected officials blind them to the need for even the most basic fact checking (and that is being kind to them). It is time for this baseless libel to end.
FactCheck.org has a specific piece busting this myth.