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Additional congressional perks???

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Twinbirds, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. Twinbirds

    Twinbirds TS Member

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    Judy Aufrecht
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    Subject: Fwd: FW: priveledge Congressional Perks!


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    From: William Jayne <bunkerbill@webtv.net>
    To: ARandy Schultz Schultz <schultz@pbpost.com>
    Subject: FW: priveledge Congressional Perks!
    Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:09:52 -0500


    >
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    > Subject: priveledge
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    > Where does it end??
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    > Children of a congress member do not have to pay back their college student loans. How nice!
    > Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it.
    > Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
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    > This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on.
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    > This is an idea that we should address.
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    > For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform... in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.
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    > If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed
    >
    > Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .">
    > You are one of my 20
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  2. V10

    V10 Well-Known Member

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    See link above.
     
  3. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    Aside from copying and pasting a gang email and then not formatting it so we can read it easily, wouldn't it be practical to check the accuracy of your post?

    Here's the condensed FACTCHECK.org

    Q: Is it true that members of Congress, their staffers and their family members do not have to pay back their student loans?

    A: Not true. Some congressional employees are eligible to have up to $60,000 of student loans repaid after several years — just like other federal workers. But that’s not the case for members of Congress or their families.


    Click the link in V10's post to read all about it.

    Gene in Illinois
     
  4. V10

    V10 Well-Known Member

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    Also, members of Congress cannot retire after one term at the same pay. See the link above.

    This doesn't mean that I don't think that members of Congress shouldn't have to abide by the same laws as everyone else. I just don't think that using a misleading argument in favor of such an Amendment helps persuade people. At least it won't persuade anybody who takes half a second to research the information.

    And, folks need to be careful when they wish for a Constitutional Convention. Depending on how such a convention were convened the entire Constitution could be open to being rewritten.
     
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