There are some cynical liberals who believe that GNN is less than supportive of the United States Congress. Nothing could be farther from the truth and as a sign of that support, I (with others) wish to put forward a new Constitutional Amendment that has been too long coming.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United Statesthat does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States".
I'm not holding my breath for passage, however it would do a few things that I believe would benefit the nation as a whole.
* Remove legislative immunity- Congressional representatives would be subject to the law the same way as every other citizen while the legislature is in session.
* Remove the Social Security exemption- Congressional representatives would be subject to contributing to the Social Security System just the same as every federal employee.
* Repeal the Congressional Retirement Program- At present, members of congress can retire with full pay after serving one term. They should be subject to the same retirement program as other federal employees.
* Remove the Congressional Healthcare Program- Congress would be subject to the same single payer healthcare they're trying to ram down our throats. (note: many are millionaires and will simply pay out of pocket rather than standing in long lines to receive sub-standard care)
This will allow our representatives to feel closer to We The People.