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  •  Time to End Congressional & "judicial" Pensions & (1+ / 0-)
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    retirement health care -- they can live on Social Security and Medicare like the peons.

    (Public Service should be Service TO the Public, NOT Service BY the Public.)

    The bribe money these politicians get paid over their influence-peddling careers will allow them to live high off the hog.

    (We the People need to re-establish bribery as a serious crime so if these corrupt politicians get convicted, then they'll have an alternative to getting a generous pension and retirement health care plan funded by the taxpayers -- they'll get free room and board along with free medical care, health club membership, and laundry services at a federal penitentiary funded by the taxpayers.)

    •  I would disagree for one reason (0+ / 0-)

      and one reason only:

      These assholes join the same pension plan as every other Federal employee.  Keeping them in that plan gives them at least a modicum of a vested interest in doing right by it.

      If you remove them from it completely, they'll decimate what is the already pathetically weak FERS.

      "There was no such thing as a "wealthy" hunter-gatherer. It is the creation of human society that has allowed the wealthy to become wealthy. As such, they have an obligation to pay a bit more to sustain that society than the not-so-wealthy." - Me

      by Darth Stateworker on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 05:56:26 PM PDT

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