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By: Marti Oakley  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (c) copyright 2009

“Maybe congress and most especially Rep. Obey should submit a “get a conscience; honor your oath of office; honor the Constitution and serve the people who elected your sorry behind ” bill.”

SHARE OUR SACRIFICE?  HR 4130

I would start here by asking who the “our” is in this bill’s title?  Is he referring to the corporate US government?  I want to know what it is those included in the word “our”, are sacrificing? 

I would suggest that Rep. Obey and every other elected official who voted for funding, continued funding, continuing the misuse of our military for corporate benefit, do the right thing:  SHARE OUR SACRIFICE…….please, refuse any further congressional pay and, return all increases in wages and wages paid from the start of these wars you condoned in direct violation of the Constitution, with the full knowledge you were sending our troops to conduct a war on behalf of multi-national oil cartels.

Please forgo any perks associated with your position: limo services, private staff, golden fleece insurance and most especially the “retirement” payments you have supplied yourself even if you are convicted of a felony.  These few “sacrifices” on your part could save the country hundreds of millions of dollars each year and could be used to help offset the borrowing done using the land assets of everyday Americans.  After all, this seems a minor sacrifice compared to our military families having to bury their dead as they come home.  Its not as if any one of you actually represents the sovereign states or their citizens.  I see no reason to continue to pay you for “no services rendered”.     More