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    Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    I believe they should get.Politics is a public service job. They shouldn't get hefty retirements, benefits and other ****.


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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    I believe they should get.Politics is a public service job. They shouldn't get hefty retirements, benefits and other ****.


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    1) They should be reduced.
    2) Congressmen should have to pay more of their own money into it.
    3) Senators and Congressmen are under the same rules against insider trading as their staffs are.

    Remember, Congressmen only get these pensions if they do 20 years of public service. That's a lot of years to devote, and they should get some kind of plan for it. After all, not every member of Congress is a millionaire.

    However, members of Congress are not under rules against insider trading. While making laws regarding that kind of stuff, they are still allowed to use it when buying or selling stocks.

    However, their staff members who have access to the same information aren't. Which gives members of Congress an incredibly undue advantage regarding the stock market.

    So I'd rather Congressmen have pensions than allow them to do insider trading.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Congressmen should have a negative wage. This would attract more honorable people to run.

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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Congressmen should have a negative wage. This would attract more honorable people to run.
    Oh, so if they made laws that benefited their businesses or the people they really worked for it would be OK?

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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    I believe they should get.Politics is a public service job. They shouldn't get hefty retirements, benefits and other ****.


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    Eliminate them they are unconstitutional and a ponzai scheme....

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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    I think what they have needs eliminated and something more fair to the American people be put in place. Let their constituents act as stock holders; let them decide what their bonuses and pensions are.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I think what they have needs eliminated and something more fair to the American people be put in place. Let their constituents act as stock holders; let them decide what their bonuses and pensions are.
    In a sense we already do. They set-up the current system, we know about it, and we keep re-electing them.

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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Congressmen should have a negative wage. This would attract more honorable people to run.

    So instead of it being difficult for a middle-class Joe to run for office, as it is now, you'd make it impossible...

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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    I think they should def get paid but not the 174k they start out on. 90k I think sounds much more reasonable and will save around 45 million a year in tax payer dollars every single year.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should congressional pensions be cut or eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Eliminate them they are unconstitutional and a ponzai scheme....
    they should be eliminated, but claiming they are unconstitutional is ridiculous.

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