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Arya 2011/09/05 17:14:29
My thoughts are..
This is fair because (please explain)
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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.
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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.

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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 law that 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 ."


I'd like to thank everyone who takes the time to answer my question and another thanks for those of you who 'share' my question with your friends. The more exposure this gets the better. We elect these selfish fruit cakes and we can kick their sorry @sses out by voting in someone else. They represent us, they work for us, and we can get rid of them just as easily as we elected them. That goes for Barry as well!
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  • Link 2011/09/05 17:47:10
    My thoughts are..
    Link
    +7
    It isn't fair and I can't possibly explain the mentality [or lack of mentality] behind it... other than it's those same "law-makers" that passed their own raises and retirement plans...

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  • Maddog 2012/09/24 15:15:30
    My thoughts are..
    Maddog
    +1
    I find it obscene that the lard-assed politicians, who send young men and women into harm's way, get their full pay at retirement, while our intrepid servicemen and women only draw 50% of their pay at retirement.

    This is sooooooo wrong!!!
  • Arya Maddog 2012/09/24 15:43:08
    Arya
    +1
    I couldn't agree more Maddog! It's MORE than insulting to our country's finest!
  • GoodEncounter 2011/09/07 01:59:05
    My thoughts are..
    GoodEncounter
    +2
    This is just wrong. But typical of the mentality of our elected officials. And so very sad.
  • Arya GoodEnc... 2011/09/07 04:09:12
    Arya
    +2
    Very sad indeed.
  • La 2011/09/06 14:47:16
    My thoughts are..
    La
    +1
    "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."

    Lol you mean the same few thousand people will get it a hundred times each.
  • Arya La 2011/09/06 14:52:07
    Arya
    +1
    I have friends all over the US due to my ex being in the military for some years (most of them don't know one another). I've forwarded it to them. I doubt that they will all be sending it to each other. I've also forwarded it to several friends serving in Afghanistan and Egypt, same deal.
  • FumbDuck 2011/09/06 03:41:47
    My thoughts are..
    FumbDuck
    +2
    I am pissed and I don't understand why no one else seems to be. I hear these punks in DC saying " we all have to sacrifice " when they talk about cutting these type of benefits and cutting grandma off from medicaid and other such things that only affect those who need it most. They are not taking any cuts in pay or benefits. How come they don't cut their own salary first and take a big cut out of their retirements then they can say " we all have to sacrifice " then I will think of them as being men instead of seeing them as punks.
  • Arya FumbDuck 2011/09/06 05:22:47
    Arya
    +2
    I think that it's pretty clear that when they say " we all have to sacrifice " that they mean you & I, not them.
    You're not alone, I'm pretty pissed off about it myself. That's why I posted this. Call your local representatives and tell them to vote yay on the 28th Amendment or they won't be receiving your vote in the future. Tell your family and friends to do the same. Those are the only things that we can do; spread the word on what's going, hope that they'll pass the info on and vote accordingly.
  • Luca FumbDuck 2011/09/06 05:29:10 (edited)
    Luca
    +2
    havent you realized as yet that when a politician says: "we must help the poor...we must protect the environment....we must drive fuel-efficient cars...We must do this and we must do that"...it means...YOU must do this...while we live like a drunken Paris Hilton on a shopping spree...and on YOUR money because you were so stupid you believed this crap and voted for me! lol
  • FumbDuck Luca 2011/09/11 21:30:11
    FumbDuck
    +2
    Yes I realize and what part of my post did you read because apparently you skimmed over it and did not read what I typed above. I agree and I already agreed in my post. I would like to add when the idiots vote for a guy who says " share the wealth " I want ALL OF THEM to be shot so that none of them can vote stupid agin. Don't you think it is some kind of a crime to vote for a communist?
  • Arya FumbDuck 2011/09/11 22:40:32 (edited)
    Arya
    +2
    It certainly should be a crime to vote for a commie. Read Saul Allinsky's Rules for Radicals.


    crime vote commie read saul allinksys rules radicals Saul Allinsky s Rules for Radicals
  • FumbDuck Arya 2011/09/11 23:21:57
    FumbDuck
    +2
    I don't know what happened I couldn't look inside. Is there for real such a book I might would like to find a copy and read it.
  • Arya FumbDuck 2011/09/11 23:39:47
    Arya
    +1
    There is a real book. Your local library might have it, if not you can order it online cheap.
  • RayG 2011/09/06 01:51:44
    My thoughts are..
    RayG
    +3
    As a 20 year veteran of the AF....I guess the reason I stayed (at a salary less than I could have made in civilian life) was that I thought I was doing something important and worthwhile. Hopefully I won't be proven wrong
  • Arya RayG 2011/09/06 02:20:55
    Arya
    +1
    Thank you for your service!
  • RayG Arya 2011/09/06 05:36:10
    RayG
    +2
    You're most welcome
  • tommyg ... RayG 2011/09/06 02:27:05
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +2
    Thanks for your service my friend.
  • RayG tommyg ... 2011/09/06 05:36:29
    RayG
    +3
    Very welcome
  • Prime Time Lime 2011/09/05 22:48:55
    My thoughts are..
    Prime Time Lime
    +3
    I think that politicians should also receive only 50% of their pay upon retirement.
  • Arya Prime T... 2011/09/06 02:21:21
    Arya
    +1
    I agree!
  • Michael... Prime T... 2011/09/06 06:10:48
    Michael Hertel
    +2
    Politicians should not get any pay after leaving office from the federal government except social security like everyone else.
  • Arya Michael... 2011/09/06 06:46:24
    Arya
    +1
    That sounds even better.
  • Gregaj7 2011/09/05 20:03:37
    My thoughts are..
    Gregaj7
    +2
    ...that the sheeple of this country really need to take the time to do some legal study. My blog on commerce is a great starting point.
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Arya Gregaj7 2011/09/05 20:08:35
    Arya
    +2
    Most are too lazy, but I'll be sure to check your blog out when I get back home. Thank you for sharing!
  • Sandy 2011/09/05 19:56:16
    My thoughts are..
    Sandy
    +3
    Our government is corrupt self serving junk
  • Arya Sandy 2011/09/05 20:07:49
    Arya
    +2
    Very true!
  • gkirmani 2011/09/05 19:37:50
    My thoughts are..
    gkirmani
    +2
    And the (shameless) War Must go on
  • Ken 2011/09/05 19:22:11
    My thoughts are..
    Ken
    +3
    It is criminal and should be handled as any criminal activity.
  • Arya Ken 2011/09/05 19:55:08
    Arya
    +2
    i totally agree!
  • 4dc 2011/09/05 19:20:35
    My thoughts are..
    4dc
    +4
    because sadly those who make the rules believe themselves to be above them...good post
  • Arya 4dc 2011/09/05 19:56:13
    Arya
    +2
    Thank you, and they've made darned sure that they ARE above the rules of the average US citizen.
  • Dandydon 2011/09/05 19:00:42
    My thoughts are..
    Dandydon
    +5
    Because politicians make the rules and laws but don't have to live by them.

    Taxpayers make millionaires out of politicians,while they destroy us.
    They make their own raises,retirement plans and they don't have to take Obamacare...

    They do it because,they get away with it,as they have been for many years.
    The more they get away with it,the more they take.
    It's just as much our fault,for letting them get away with it...
  • Arya Dandydon 2011/09/05 19:03:30
    Arya
    +3
    Everything that you said is right on, so let's vote the sorry suckers out of office!
  • Dandydon Arya 2011/09/05 19:06:09
    Dandydon
    +3
    My voting,will do just that....
  • Arya Dandydon 2011/09/05 19:07:15
    Arya
    +2
    Great!
  • Hotcho 2011/09/05 18:40:41
    My thoughts are..
    Hotcho
    +3
    I will pass this on to as many as I can RC..you are right..these Cretans literally get away with Murder..think Ted Kennedy
  • Arya Hotcho 2011/09/05 18:43:32
    Arya
    +1
    Thank you so much!
  • Lynn 2011/09/05 18:37:32
    My thoughts are..
    Lynn
    +4
    Your are right, its not fair at all. We dont need healthcare reform, we need CONGRESS reform.
  • Arya Lynn 2011/09/05 18:43:55
    Arya
    +1
    I totally agree, let's vote them out!!
  • Lynn Arya 2011/09/05 19:10:09
    Lynn
    +1
    Term Limits for ALL would be a good start.

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