Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congressional Reform

Our Congress needs to be overhauled.  They need to know what life is like for most of us in the USA.  They need to prioritize what is important and what is not important.  I have a few proposals:  Pay Congress minimum wage.  Congressmen should not get rich off the job.  It should not be a lifetime occupation, making laws, it should be a temporary condition.  It should be a public service.

Put Congress on Social Security.  That should be their only retirement income, just like most Americans.  They should not get a huge retirement just because they served one term of office, it should be a temporary condition that interrupts their regular private sector career.

Make Congress obey all the laws the rest of us have to obey.  They are exempt from laws on discrimination, and harassment.  If it's a good idea for General Motors not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age or whatever, then it should be the same for Congress.  If they have to live under some of these laws then maybe they will see how onerous they can be to business; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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