Thought 37

   For too long we have been complacent about the workings of Congress. 

    Many citizens had no idea that
      (1) Congress members could retire with the same pay after only one term;
      (2) Congress gives themselves pay raises.  No votes from the people they represent.
      (3) that they didn't pay into Social Security; and
      (4) that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed
such as being exempt from fear of prosecution for sexual harassment.)

    Congress’s latest game is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform Bill that is being considered.  Somehow, this doesn't seem logical.  We do not have an elite that is above the law.

    I truly don't care if members of Congress are Democrat, Republican, independent, liberal, conservative, progressive or whatever.  The self-serving must stop. The below listed proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would do that. This is an idea whose time has come.

    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 Congress shall make no law that applies  to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

    This is fair, to the point and non-partisan. Who could be against it? Congress, that’s who.

Thought 37

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