Why Aren’t Government Employees on Social Security?

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Kevin McCarthyThe President, the House of Representatives, and the Senate are all elected officials put in a position to serve the public. But somehow, through the years, they have awarded themselves an outrageous pay scale, and they have benefits comparable to a 30-year retired General. Why don’t they participate in social security?

Only part of the agreement preventing the country from falling off the “fiscal cliff” was accomplished last evening. Sequestration, the automatic spending cuts in defense spending and domestic discretionary programs are set to take effect at the same time as the debate over the debt ceiling. The fear is that many of the Republicans who have nothing but disdain for the working class, will force social security, Medicare, and Medicaid be put on the negotiating table or they won’t raise the debt ceiling.

It would be a far different thing if they were participating in the programs. I worked all my life and paid more money into social security than I will ever receive. I deserve it, I earned it. Mr. Congressman, and Mr. Senator, you have not earned the outrageous sum of money your retirement will pay you. You only work a maximum of 100 days a year, and part of that time is spent working for special interests, not the American public.

If President Obama allows one change to programs that directly affect the middle class, he should be impeached. Congress tried to impeach Bill Clinton because he lied to them. Obama will have lied to the American public, and I believe we are far more important than Congress.

By James Turnage

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