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Serving in Congress should be an honor, not a career
By Billy D. Clifford


February 08, 2012
Wednesday AM

Dear Editor,

Many of us have received email and comments from our friends about excellent ideas to repair our broken Congress. For example:

* Term limits
* Abide by all laws they impose on the American people
* Participate in the same health care system as the American people
* Participate in Social Security
* Public-funded elections
* No tenure/no pension - purchase their own retirement plan, like the rest of the American people

The problem is nobody in Congress will support these ideas.

The solution is to convert these ideas into action by supporting citizen representatives, chosen by the members from their congressional district, who will refuse to accept special-interest money, are independent of a political party, and will serve a limited term. Go to to learn more.

Serving in Congress should be an honor, not a career.

Billy D. Clifford
Austin, TX

About: "Retired"

Received February 07, 2012 - Published February 08, 2012



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