Originally posted by JesusChristSr
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
reply to post by asperetty
$8,073,383,400 per year, estimated total savings.
Big business does these types of cuts all the time, just like they are doing right now America!
If Congresspersons were required to serve 20, 25 or 30 years (like everyone else) in order to collect retirement benefits there is no telling how much
we would save. Now they get full retirement after serving only ONE term. Which is a load of Bravo Sierra.
You can check my numbers. I believe they are accurate though.
Nice, you managed to save just over 8 billion dollars. We can buy everyone in America dinner at Applebee's with all that money. I don't think you
comprehend how minuscule this amount is in regards to government spending. If you think that dismantling the entire balance system our county was
founded upon is worth 8 billion per year then you are either very young and naive or very dumb and dangerous. Which one is it?
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8 billion would be just the direct savings, and to be honest spending that much for what we get is something of a travesty. Think about how many
school lunches it would buy.
IMO - All congress people do is get together, rub each others backs, as well as other parts, and spend our money. When the choice came to balloon the
debt by bailing out the big banks, they caved to fear and instead of using their delegated power to put the banks in receivership, and use the
bankruptcy laws to provide protection to legitimate investors, not the wild speculators who created the mess, they bailed out the wild speculators who
created the mess along with their bloated, extravagant lifestyles. All that was needed were some vague threats that martial law would be needed
unless they forked over basically everything we have, and they caved. They have proved again and again to be a body incapable of dealing with real
issues like the debt, and obsessed with meddling in social issues that do nothing but divide the people, like flag burning and gay marriage. What is
their approval rating, is it back in the double digit range? How many people know even the name of the rep, much less how they vote and what
committees they are on, and what legislation they push? Why did most people who used to care about this stop caring? Did it have anything to do with
multiple sex scandals, money dealing and bribery scandals? I don't think so, it has more to do with the obvious fact that they have become an upper
class that serves itself, not the people they represent, and this is not what we want them to do.
I don't know, but the net result is that they are dysfunctional and need an intervention!
It's not about changing the balance of power to the red states, but to be honest, I understand why it seems this way because these sentiments are
strongest in these areas. It has even gotten to a point where in the past 20 years I think more people are starting to decide where they live based
on which side they are on, and this is splitting us even more.
We need a march like this just so that we start to rebuild a conversation among the people. The media is not creating one, when it is obvious one is
needed. They are part of the problem. This should be young and old, red and blue, and the message should be the same. We are unsatisfied with the
actions and basic performance of our main GB, and have been for years. They need to shape up ASAP or give the reigns to someone else.
The amount of money that could be saved by having a non-corrupted congress is more than I can imagine.