Debt, Congress are destroying America
To the editor:
Congressional term limits — no tenure — no pension. No pay while out of the office or on the campaign trail.
Congressmen should purchase their own retirement plans like the rest of us. No longer should they get full retirement after one term or paychecks for life.
They should no longer vote themselves annual pay raises, when seniors and federal retirees received no increase.
They should lose their health care plans that we pay for and they should participate in the health care system they voted for the rest of us.
They should abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
While the American people suffer and tighten their belts, Congress is feeling no pain, which could be the cause of their inertia.
Reducing the size of Congress and their staff will save a bundle and is what a business would do when it falls on hard times. Congress should lead by example.
Why do the president and members of Congress retire with incomes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars when the average annual income for seniors on Social Security is about $12,000?
How long can we keep printing money to pay our bills? Our debt is destroying us, as is our Congress.
America has become the land of special interest and the double standard.
It is time for all of God’s cowards to stand up
To the editor:
Gov. O’Malley’s wife said recently that people who didn’t support the gay marriage bill last year are “cowards.”
I thank God that we have some who have the backbone and morals to stand for the right.
I would much rather be a coward for God than a hero for the devil like Gov. O’Malley and his gay friends. He said he’s concerned about the children. I am, too, concerning the environment they are being raised in.