35 States And Counting
January 7, 2013
By an American Citizen
Members of Congress receive special treatment that makes them seem more like European royalty that citizen public servants. Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. Congress should take note that it only takes 38 of the 50 States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
For too long we have been complacent about the preferential treatment of our public “servants” in Congress. Most citizens have no idea that members of Congress receive a generous pension after only one term in office; they get a full pension at age 62 if they have served just five years.
Congressmen specifically exempt themselves from many of the laws they have passed (for instance, they are exempt from prosecution for sexual harassment), while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.
Most Americans don’t know that Congressmen and Senators have gold-plated healthcare plans that most Americans could never afford – which are paid for by us! Members of Congress also get FREE VIP treatment at military hospitals. (And they don’t have to wait in line in the emergency room.)
Then there’s their “allowances.” In addition to starting salaries of $174,000, which were recently increased (yes, Congress votes on their own pay increases), each Member of Congress get millions of our tax dollars each year that they can spend on – well, practically anything they want. They supposedly can’t use it for campaigning (although most of them work around this restriction), but they can use it for chauffeurs, trips back home, plush offices in multiple cities, government employees who often do personal work for the big shots – you name it.
Their latest crime is to exempt themselves from the ObamaCare Healthcare “Reform” Act - in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. America is not supposed to 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 one proposal that really should be widely circulated:
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 other citizens of the United States.