Online:
Visits:
Stories:
Profile image
By The Shark Tank (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

DeSantis Files Bill To End Congressional Pensions

Friday, January 6, 2017 6:03
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Believe it or not, there are some people who run for the U.S. Congress in hopes that they will be able to stick it out long enough to receive a government pension.

After serving only a few terms in office, members of Congress will be given a lifetime pension regardless of the manner in which they left office. Meaning, even if they were to have been defeated in an election, if they were to have served the time needed to received the pension, they would get it.

Sounds fair?

Exactly, it isn’t fair.

According to a press release, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-R) has introduced his End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act to “end pensions for all future members of Congress.”

The bill would also end the pensions of those current members who have not yet accumulated the time needed in the congressional retirement plan.

“Taxpayer-funded pensions for members of Congress are a relic of a bygone era and constitute a waste of taxpayer funds,” DeSantis said. “Taxpayer-funded pensions promote careerism in Congress and shield retired members of Congress from living and working under the laws that they pass.  Ending pensions for members of Congress will help reform the culture of Washington and will help to drain the swamp.”-DeSantis press release

The post DeSantis Files Bill To End Congressional Pensions appeared first on Shark Tank.



Source: http://shark-tank.com/2017/01/06/desantis-files-bill-end-congressional-pensions/

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Total 1 comment
  • Don’t let Congress vote on it. That’s a conflict of interest. The people should vote on Congress pensions and their healthcare. That is the only way they will ever do an honest job.

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.