An open question for all members of the U.S. Congress

Posted on June 20, 2011

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Dear Lying, Self-Serving Scumbag,

As an elected representative paid by the United States taxpayer, please indicate if you will state, on the record and with full accountability that you are willing to:

  • Take a minimum 15 percent pay cut the same way 37.1 Million Americans earning less than $50,000/year did in 2010?         Yes   or   No
  • Pay for at least half of all  health care costs and expenses for yourself and your family?         Yes   or   No
  • Restrict your Congressional pensions to a pro-rated amount tied directly to your years of active Congressional service?         Yes   or   No
  • Surrender all funding and/or reimbursement for paid travel, meals and expenses?         Yes   or   No
  • Surrender federally funded vehicles and use public transportation for all Congressional business?         Yes   or   No
  • Agree to 100% transparency and culpability in all votes, discussions and/or mediations?         Yes   or   No
  • Waive entitlement to any and all exemption privileges based on your Congressional position when you break the law?         Yes   or   No
  • Surrender any and all perks, benefits and entitlements that are not available to the ordinary citizens you represent?         Yes   or   No

Please submit your response in writing and feel free to have it notarized at our expense.

For reference:

  • Speaker of the House: $223,500
  • Majority & Minority Leaders: $193,400
  • Senators & Representatives: $174,000
  • Perquisites (perks): $1,964,872 (averaged annum)

Source: Pay and Perquisites of Members of Congress

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