Petition statement to be delivered to The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, Governor Rick Perry, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

No Lifetime Benefits for Congress / Senate After 5 Yrs!

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No Lifetime Benefits for Congress / Senate After 5 Yrs!

To be delivered to The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, Governor Rick Perry, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

At a time when we all want to reduce our national debt, we all know spending cuts start at home and that includes our Senators and Congresspeople. Currently, both groups receive lifetime benefits for free (paid for by taxpayers) after serving only five years on the job. We cannot afford to provide our Senate/Congress with a lifetime benefits for free or after serving one or two terms in office. They will NEVER be with us as long as they have better options for healthcare and retirement that none of us regular taxpayers can even access. Let's remove this option and help reduce our national debt. Demand our Congress/Senate level the playing field and remove the burden of their healthcare/retirement from the backs of the middle class. If you want to stop paying for benefits for Congress/Senate and offer retirement benefits only to those who truly are retired, get involved now! Require Congress/Senate be unable to vote their own benefits it without a public referendum and require that they serve a minimum of four terms or twenty years before receiving such benefits AND require them to pay for their own benefits like the rest of America. Respond now. United We Stand, Divided We Fall!
There are currently 227 signatures. NEW goal - We need 300 signatures!

Petition Background

Our national debt is mounting and we are all being asked to reduce our debt. Congress and Senate will never understand our struggles for healthcare and its costs as long as we pay for them to have free lifetime benefits after serving only five years. Therefore, one way to reduce spending and cut costs is to remove the "lifetime" free benefits that both the Senate and Congress get after serving a mere 5 years. It's not reasonable, no other jobs get benefits for healthcare or retirement years after they leave a job, nor do they get them for free.

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