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Congress shall make no law that applies only to the people and not to themselves. Weigh in, what do you think?

thegalnextdoor 2010/03/24 16:48:08
An idea whose time has come.

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 didn't pay into Social Security, 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 that is being considered...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. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

Have each person contact a minimum of Twenty people on their Address list, in turn ask each of those to do likewise..

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


What do you think of this statement. It's not orginal with me but I think the statement has merit.".
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  • Andy Chaloux 2013/01/19 17:30:02
    Andy Chaloux
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    Proposed 28th Amendment should specify that this amendment be made retroactive and fully implemented within a reasonable period of time.

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  • Andy Chaloux 2013/01/19 17:30:02
    Andy Chaloux
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    Proposed 28th Amendment should specify that this amendment be made retroactive and fully implemented within a reasonable period of time.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2010/03/24 18:32:19
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    Congressional members are all federal employees and as a result have choices in health care coverage that are the same as a Federally employed Janitor. They can choose from a variety of plans, and have seen their costs go up each year. The common misconception is that your representatives have a Gold plated free plan that the tax payers pay for. They do have choices of good insurance as there are millions of federal employees that form a large pool and as is common in any large company, the insurance options that can be offered have good benefits.

    However, members of Congress do pay their share each month just like any other worker. For example, a Senator that chooses the better of their Blue Cross offerings for him and his family would pay about $400 a month in insurance costs, comparable to what many people with coverage at their job pay. It is interesting to note that some in congress choose NOT to be covered under any federal plan but instead choose to be covered by their working spouses insurance - because that insurance has better coverage.

    Members of congress also have access to a medical clinic on-site for minor illness such as colds, fever,etc. This costs $500 a year.

    The president and his family have free coverages by a 24 hour staff, as has been the case for year...





    Congressional members are all federal employees and as a result have choices in health care coverage that are the same as a Federally employed Janitor. They can choose from a variety of plans, and have seen their costs go up each year. The common misconception is that your representatives have a Gold plated free plan that the tax payers pay for. They do have choices of good insurance as there are millions of federal employees that form a large pool and as is common in any large company, the insurance options that can be offered have good benefits.

    However, members of Congress do pay their share each month just like any other worker. For example, a Senator that chooses the better of their Blue Cross offerings for him and his family would pay about $400 a month in insurance costs, comparable to what many people with coverage at their job pay. It is interesting to note that some in congress choose NOT to be covered under any federal plan but instead choose to be covered by their working spouses insurance - because that insurance has better coverage.

    Members of congress also have access to a medical clinic on-site for minor illness such as colds, fever,etc. This costs $500 a year.

    The president and his family have free coverages by a 24 hour staff, as has been the case for years now. If there are hospital costs, the president pays for them out of pocket.

    The president does have great medical care, which makes sense as he is the president. Congress does not have free care paid for by the taxpayer and it has a good plan but is not gold-plated by any stretch of the imagination.
    Source(s):
    http://www.opm.gov/insure/hea...

    http://www.fepblue.org/benefi...
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  • thegalnextdoor 2010/03/24 16:49:52
    thegalnextdoor
    I do think that if this was a law, the new laws coming out of Washington and even the state houses would be much different and more fair. It may be that we wouldn't even have such a huge national budget. After all, the common people can't live in deficit spending!

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