As posted by many of the other questions below concerning Social Security, my question is this. Why do all the "people" (citizens) of The United States of America, pay into Social Security, and all the members of OUR government (for the people, BY the people) do not pay into Social Security. The Constitution of OUR COUNTRY states that no policy should be enacted for the general masses, that should also apply to government officials. I.E. - Social Security ! And the people on Social Security have not had a "cost of living increase" in 2 years, yet Government Officials pay is far above National Standards, and they still receive pay increases, "perks", travel expenses on the American Peoples "dime". Not to mention Secret Service, "teleprompters", and ground transportation. In this day of technology, why do Government official need to travel across the Globe so often, costing the general public, adding to the deficit of OUR Nation, when you have access to the highest technology such as M-TAC, Satelight cell phones, and I am sure many more High Security communications? Is this just a "public" show of "Grandeur or Pomp and Circumstance" for the General Public, at our expense? Instead of all the Political arguing "on the Hill", since this government is "FOR THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE" - LET the PEOPLE VOTE on all this spending and expenditures every year prior to the Politicians setting a Budget. You might be surprised to see how THE PEOPLE vote differently than Washington. After all, it is The People's money you are spending, that OUR taxes pay back. With All due Respect, follow the Constitution of the United States of America, and The Bill of Rights, that was written for The People and the Government to Follow. It worked then, and it will work now!!!!
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BILL OF RIGHTS