I agree to Idea Make the President and Congress live like we do
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I disagree to Idea Make the President and Congress live like we do

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Make the President and Congress live like we do

If we are to have socialized medicine forced down our throats, then it should also be good enough for Congress and the President to use. Congress and the President have the best health care plans money can buy. I'm sure they're very happy with their plans, but I think they should be made to live just like the common citizens they represent. If socialized medicine is good enough for us, then that's what they should have, complete with a health care czar that will tell them no when they need life saving surgery.

Do you notice how Congress and the President eat better meals than we do at our expense? It's time Congress and the President started eating stale bologna just like the rest of us working schlubs have to do! If stale bologna is good enough for us, it's more than good enough for them. Or perhaps we should start demanding wag yu beef subsidies? Perhaps we should start demanding we be served lunch in the Congressional dining facilities for free? What's good enough for the government is good enough for us! We should demnad it! Either that, or bring them down to our level. After all, isn't socialism about fairness?

Submitted by 5 years ago

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  1. That sounds like an idea I've had at the back of my mind for a long time -- model federal elected office somewhat along the lines of an order of monks. They would renounce all personal possessions forever, live humbly in a dormitory-like facility, and be barred for life from holding any kind of paying job. In return they would have a modest but guaranteed retirement income. Having literally NOTHING to gain from federal service except the privilege of being in that service would attract an entirely different breed of candidate. It would also make congressmen essentially non-bribe-able, which would go a long way toward cleaning up the lobbyist system and other forms of corruption.

    5 years ago
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  2. And CEOs who travel with their families on vacations to expensive resorts on our tax dollars. ]

    Media are telling people to take "stay vacations" because of our bad economy. Not upset about luxury ones for those bailed out bank CEOs on our dollar are they?

    Yes..as the President says, we must give up to get through this recession. Guess he can afford a dinner in NY City while we give ours to our straving neighbors.

    5 years ago
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