Fox news reported that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This should not be. The House should immediately begin action to repeal this unfair perk.
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.
Why does it look like the American culture is collapsing? My guess is that we lack vigilance. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” http://www.therightscoop.com/open-thread-grinding-america-down/
By most standards your Pennsylvania politicians are overpaid compared to the average working person. http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-legislature-is-among-nation-s-most-expensive-1.742222#ixzz1ayhxo6OZ If I am elected I promise to introduce legislation to slash the income of professional PA politicians. It is not enough just to limit pay increases. For the past few terms salaries have continued to climb. It is only fair that we return to the idea that our elected politicians should be servants of the people with true servant’s wages. Could we tie them to the salaries of local law enforcement officers? teachers? bus drivers? If a person is looking for a high status job it should not be in government.
I would propose to pass a an amendment to the US Constitution. This proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution will read: “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 .”
Mass media spreads disinformation about vitamins: http://www.naturalnews.com/033883_vitamins_mortality_risk.html
Many Dentists are against fluoride: http://www.naturalnews.com/033845_dentists_water_fluoridation.html
Should parents have the final say in where their children attend school? http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/research/detail/15-school-choice-myths