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With no balanced budget, don't re-elect Congress

Posted: November 29, 2011 - 12:38pm

With all of the gridlock in our Federal Congress, I wish someone would come up with an amendment to our Constitution to block all members of Congress from running for re-election if the Federal Budget is not in balance and the deficit isn't reduced by 5 percent. Also add in that all Congressional pensions be cancelled due to their spending habits at least until the deficit disappears.

It is grossly unfair when they talk about with holding Social Security and Military pensions and not a word is said about the $175,000 a year that hundreds or thousands of voted out of office members of Congress still receive each year until they die!  If this would come to pass just maybe we would start spending our tax dollars on things to benefit this country and not giving China 200 billion a year in aid.

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