unless you are looking to convince non-thinking people, it's helpful to get your basic facts straight.
congresspeople don't retire with "the same pay" after one term.
congresspeople (since 1984) DO pay into social security. there was a separate system for civil servants that previous to 1984 they paid into (and those elected and still in office since 1984 still pay into this system as opposed to social secruity).
a no-brainer is to become a tool for those looking to misinform...your post was of course pasted from somewhere like:http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=11617&posts=2
if you want to convince thinking people of something, you've got to be a thinking person yourself....and that means checking out such things before passing them on.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU STAND POLITICALLY...THIS IS a NO-BRAINER!
For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.
Many citizens had no idea that Congress members 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 Bill...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
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
Representatives; and further, Congress shall make no law that applies to the
Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of
the United States ".
Each person contact a minimum of twenty people on their
Address list... in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
Then in three days, all people in The United States of
America will have the Message. This is one proposal that really should be