i'm very glad to see this brought up. people often times forget about all the entitlements politicians receive. it's something though that neither party wants to scrap, and they'll never vote to not give themselves a pay raise. neither side. also these pensions forget about it. if you're voted out after 4 or 6 years or if you're voted out at all you don't deserve a pension. if you're fired from your job do you get to receive your pension? NO! i don't have anymore respect for these politicians than someone collecting welfare. also talk about debt. it can be argued that the politicians salaries, benefits, pensions, perks, etc don't cause as much of a drain as entitlement programs, but after so many years this is gonna cause a lot of trouble. every one of them who retires you figure is gonna get a pension payout for the rest of their lives! both bush's , carter, and clinton are already getting something like $140k-$150k pensions a year! not only just them, but everyone voted out or everyone who can't run again! not as much as those guys maybe, but still it's a drain!
this is what burns my ***. federal workers like postal workers, or the guys working for nasa, and other government sectors have to pay into their retirement, and health benefits! shouldn't we be making these people in office pay at least 30%? they should be paying more than that, but still come on! this is probably the only issue that everyone can agree on whether they are liberal or conservative. cut off the politicians entitlements!
This is a perfect example of why politics needs to be destroyed,and career politicians when finished can go flip burgers at micky-D's
or what ever they did before serving public office
Term limits have become a needed must due to system abusers...just look at what they have done and want to do...
We get no representation from our jokers in Congress...they only watch their own arses.....
It's time to flush the DC toilet of turds and start from scratch
Good luck with that ,right?
More people need to wake the hell up before that could ever happen.....
Also,colleges need to shut down as well before all of this.....heck..kids are smarter BEFORE they go to college these days in the libtard college world....that's where stupidity is taught