Published: Thursday, Jan. 17 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Now that's a novel idea.
I don't think pay is a motivation for many in congress, and that may be
part of the problem. How about we don't elect them next time?
How about they just have to follow all the laws they pass for us. Where did they
get the idea that they are special and can exempt themselves from anything they
pass? Do they think they are monarchs/dictators etc? Why can't
"We the People" push this and maybe we would've never gotten
0bamacare! They don't want it, they have their own health insurance - they
don't want ours.
I have a better idea. Congress and POTUS will have their wealth decreased by
the same percent that the debt is to the GDP at the end of their term. Wealth
is to be the combined wealth of the politician and their spouse. For example,
if at the end of the their term the total US debt is 10% of GDP, we confiscate
10% of the wealth of each member of Congress and the POTUS. Once their wealth
is gone they will owe. This is to be phased in over 5 years, that way
politicians have a chance to balance the budget and knock down the debt before
they are in the poor house.
I really get tired of hearing about congress not having to live with
Obamacare.I have my own healthcare also. Probably you do also. My
healthcare provider wont change.Neither will congress's
I didn't realize Congress people were not subject to Obamacare.This
is a problem, because they are less likely to do what it takesto ensure it
provides quality care.
cjb,They are not subject to Medicaid either. Or unemployment
benefits while employed. If you have company provided healthcare, you
probably wont see any change.Same with congress who have healthcare
provided to them.Obamacare was instituted primarily to cover those
Congress members already have a healthcare program equivalent to Obamacare.
Congress exempted itself from Obamacare, Sexual Harassment suits, Social
Security, Insider Trading laws, and who knows what else! Disgraceful. Plus they
gave themselves full retirement even if they only serve one term.
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