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Mike F

If the government shuts down and our troops in combat and their familes here that are relying on them are not paid, any member of congress that has the hubris to cash their check not Jennet Conant matter what "party" they represent (they represent their parties, the DNC & RNC, not We The People) should be removed form office in 2012.

Perhaps we need a Constitutional Convention to make some necessary changes to how business is done in Washington regarding their pay, lobbying, TERM LIMITS, and amend the Constitution to say that if the government shuts down due heir failing to pass a budget then they should not be paid until they do it.


All these Senators and Representatives make $174,000 / year plus benefits. Sen Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as majority and minority leaders make $193,400 yr and John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House makes $223,500 year.

The median Jennet Conant personal wealth for members of Congress grew to $911,510 in 2009, up from $785,515 in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Nearly half of the members of Congress are millionaires. 261 members of Congress are millionaires according to an analysis of personal wealth conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics.

These millionaires in Congress are not the middle class they do not represent us they have no idea how to live on a budget or pay rent or a car payment. WE pay for their medical care their salaries and through their abuse of power and lobbying they have made millionaires abusing their offices at our expense.

Maybe its time for third parties to lead this country do really, really still need the useless Republican and Democratic Parties that have done NOTHING for the taxpayers of this country except line their own pockets and the pockets of their corporate and union friends through lobbyists... maybe its time We The People move on 2012 and layoff 435 Representatives, 100 Senators and 1 President that obviously are doing their jobs they can collect unemployment since they sill have not fixed that problem yet.

We need a Constitutional Convention ASAP to take back our country.

April 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm |