Strip Congress of their entitlements and put them as equals to the citizens they represent
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I am not very articulate, so I'll just get to it. For a long time now congress has not been a lawmaking body made up of the average citizenry as the founders had intended. No, what we have now is a ruling class. Frankly, I am sick and tired of it. These people have given themselves special perks , like, a congressional hair salon, a gym, a ridiculous staff budget. They take ridiculous amounts of vacation time, most Americans I know are lucky if they get 2 weeks vacation time. After one term as a senator and a few terms as a house representative they receive a pension, most Americans I know have to work until they are 65 to even think about getting some type of benefits. Those that serve in the Military have to serve a full 20 years before they can get some type of retirement. Members of congress vote themselves raises and even exempt themselves from the very laws that they impose on us. The most popular of which is Obamacare, whether or not you agree with Obamacare is not the issue, the issue is that it does NOT apply to members of congress. This is wrong on so many levels. How can you objectively govern your peers when you are so out of touch with them and live like kings and queens off of the taxpayers you are supposed to represent ?? This issue effects us ALL , democrat, republican, liberal , conservative it doesn't matter , WE THE PEOPLE are the ones being screwed here and it must stop. Congress should not have any of these perks , at the very least the people should vote yearly to renew them, the people should decide if congress gets a raise and NOT the career politicians voting on it themselves. This needs to stop, legislation must be passed to reign in congress and put them on equal footing with the citizens they are supposed to represent. Only then will things be accomplished and the best interest of WE THE PEOPLE will be respected. I have selected a wide range of members of congress to present this petition to. You will notice this goes to both Republican and Democrat members. I have chosen these people based on the things they say and how they present their arguments. Some are strong voices for equality and fairness, I can think of no better example than to have the lawmakers be equal to those they impose laws on , some are strong voices for the Constitution and there are Constitutional issues here. I feel that these Congressmen would be most inclined to hear this petition and introduce legislation to make these changes. I have also added the President. Perhaps some of these things can be accomplished by executive order. The bottom line is that I am sick and tired of being "ruled" and taken advantage of as a citizen. We must do something to stop this abuse of the people because it will only get worse , not so much for us, but for our children.
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