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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Proposed 28th Amendment

For too long we've been complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that
(1) Congress members can retire with the same pay after only 1 term
(2) They don't pay into Social Security
(3) They specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (i.e. being exempt from fear of prosecution for sexual harassment).
Congress’s latest game is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform Bill being considered. This isn't logical. We don't have an elite that's above the law.

I don't care if members of Congress are Democrats, Republicans, Independants, Libertarians or whatever. The self-serving must stop. The proposed 28th Amendment to the US Constitution (below) would do that. This is an idea whose time has come.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the US Constitution:

Congress shall make no law applying to citizens of the USA that does not apply equally to Senators & Representatives; and Congress shall make no law that applies to Senators & Representatives that does not apply equally to citizens of the USA.

This is fair, to the point and non-partisan. The only ones who would be against it are members of the Congress!

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