First of all, have each congress person earn only as much as the average American citizen. Since I am a retired teacher, the average teacher’s salary comes to mind as being about right. And, as for retirement, if they get any, they have to pay in just as teachers and many other people do. And term limits!! Nobody serves more than two terms. We don’t need professional politicians who know how to “go along” to “get along”. When I hear about government servants (senators and representatives) who have been in D.C. for 30 years, it makes me boil. How about their getting out and working for a living like the rest of us?
You know, they really are supposed to be working for us and we, the taxpayers, are actually straining every nerve to make ends meet, doing without many of the things that would make life more pleasant, just so these clowns in D.C. can jet here and there, have lavish parties, and pay back favors for those special interest groups that put them into office. They remind me a great deal of the bloated queen termite and we are the workers. However, the queen termite actually does have a place in the nest; she provides for the next generation. The group in Washington now are doing their best to saddle the next generations with impossible debt.
We should be proud to be America, and not try to be England or some other country with a monarch. When dignitaries come to visit the President, how about serving a homestyle meal, nothing fancy with no champagne or highly-paid entertainment? No black tie affairs. We are all Americans, equal, and our President and other government officials are in D. C. to do a job for us, not to impress nor grow fat on the backs of others.
And, as for taxes…let’s have a flat rate and not punish achievers who Mr. Obama refers to as “fat cats”. We should teach each child that he too can be as rich as his hard work and ingenuity will take him. How dare a President say, “At some point, I think they’ve made enough money”?
Above all, teach the Constitution all the way from grade school through college. And be sure the allegiance of those teachers is to the USA. And then make sure that our elected officials stick to our Constitution. Pure and simple. The forefathers were wise beyond anything I see in Washington D. C. at the moment. Our government is made up of people…just like us, no better and no worse, and they shouldn’t think that they are wise enough to change a document given to us by dedicated, patriotic people under the direction of God.
I’m just dreaming, you say? Why should that be so? These are homespun, simple remedies but like a lot of remedies passed down from generation to generation, they will work!