Citizens, unless we put a stop Congressional greed then they will not stop themselves no matter what condition our budget might be in. They do not care enough about our deficit to initiate a cut (on their salaries and benefits) so it is up to us - the people to do so. Stop Congress from voting itself raises without a national vote. They shall receive a salary during office and nothing afterwards. If teachers can't have tenure then congressmen/women should not have tenure. Also, they shall not have a raise for the next 5 years. They will have a salary freeze and cap like other workers and a 15% cut in their salaries. They will have the SAME social security and medical plan as all citizens.