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For Whom the Pork Toils

Whoknows Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 6:08 AM
Scottie, you do not mention the fact that most of us have paid into S.S. for 40+ years an had the Gov. not robbed the trust, it would not be in the shape it is. Secondly, when is anybody going to suggest that congress do some severe cutting to their benefits, like lifetime retirement, better insurance and some seem to only pay taxes when forced.
Deweav Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 11:05 AM
Whoknows.
I think that Polititions retirment should be calulated the same as the private sector. My retirement is colculated based on 40 years of contributionsand age 57 which I only draw 45% of what I made working. And I had to pay for medical for me and my Wife out of my own pocket until I reached 65. What do you think
Kali_Fred Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:46 AM
Want to stop the nonsense coming from Washington, DC? Amend the Constitution to say the following:

"Any bill or executive order signed by the President will apply, for the first five years, ONLY to employees of the Federal Government - specifically, the Executive, Congressional and Judicial branches of government. After the five year period, the law or executive order will apply the other residents of the United States of America. No changes can be made to the law after the first five years, except for the law or executive order to be fully repealed."

99% of the baloney they produced would be stopped in an instant.
Scottienell Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 6:59 AM
Completely agree with you.. the problem is when was the last time you saw any elected body vote for restrictions on themselves? I am a firm believer in term limits as I think it would eliminate lots of the issues we are having. Now, do I think our Congress might ever agree to them?... Well.. When Pigs Fly...lol!
Thanks for the comment
Auspex Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:41 PM
Probably before they started voting themselves all the perks and there wasn't such a high demand for these high paying, high benefit political positions. It took a real man of character to be a public servant back in the days when congress just got a per diem!

President Obama may be the most honest politician in elected office today. After his reelection in November, not only did we sentence our Country to four more years of big government but we also took away any reason for President Obama to lie or spin his socialist agenda.   He made no secret of his intentions on the campaign trail.

Indeed, where we ought to direct complaints about integrity is among the conservative movement. Why should the Republicans we elected stand up to cut spending and cut Government when the base is not willing to do the same?  Conservatives keep...