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Why does Congress or government officials get an automatic cost of living raise every year, but they won't approve a cost of living raise for Social security automatically? And, No, I'm not on Social Security. I just want to know why the disparity.
WE NEED TERM LIMITS FOR ALL CONGRESSPERSONS.
The presidential candidates boast about the things they will DO or UNDO if elected. Truth is, they don't have authority to do much unless Congress gets the ball rolling.
I sure hope WHOEVER gets elected President spends a lot more time holding Congress's feet to the fire IN FRONT OF THE MEDIA so SOME doggone thing gets done!
Shouldn't that read, "435 Things (Politicians) Wrong with Congress?"
The same BS is seen at the state level.
Our former governor Tim Pawlenty ostracized members of his own party for voting with the Democrats on a State bill. They voted with the interest of their constituents in mind and then got hung out to dry.
This is the same governor who promised "No new taxes", and then slapped a 75 cent "fee" on a pack of cigarettes.
I'm just tired of the politicians on both sides. Once they are elected, they spend their time and our money to get re-elected. $174,000 a year plus benefits for a part time job and nothing is accomplished? In the private sector, they would be fired.
Is it not time we take back OUR government from these SO-CALLED leaders. Many of them have been in office way to long. Why can we not have term limits for all members of Congress and the Senate. They have run this country way to long and we need to really send THEM A MESSAGE. WE WANT A CHANGE AND GIVE THEM THEIR WALKING PAPERS. We would be better off.
Dysfunction at its best! Voters do not get a choice...the 2-party system gives us very limited options. The Democrats and Republicans are serving their party's needs first, leaving our national priorities on the back burner. There is no accountability in Congress, there is no leadership with an actionable vision for our country and nobody seems interested in acting to resolve our nation's fiscal crisis. It seems our Congress is resigned to riding the American train right off the rails.
Term limits, no special medical, no pension other than Social Security, no pay raise unless voted on in there represented state. Take them out of Washington and let them work out of the State they represent. We have internet and they can have conference meetings and conference calls.
End all of the freebies, dining out, flying all over the country.
Outlaw lobbyist, funding for elections by outside special interest groups. Put a cap on political spending.
Over 2 Billion dollars raised for this Presidential election, I think this money could of been put to better use.
This whole political system needs to change, they should remember who put them there and what there duty is. If we acted like some of these politicians in our workplace we would be fired.
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