Pass This On. . .

I received this message from one of my childhood friends. I thought it was worth passing on to you.

UNEXPLAINABLE, INEXCUSABLE —

I challenge you to read this and NOT have the will to pass it on.

No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.

If each person who receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that 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.”

You are one of my 20+.

42 responses to “Pass This On. . .

  1. Shameless and reckless politicians know this fact and they just act worry but they do not really do anything about it. I, personally, will hate to know that my effort was totally in vain while there are others that do less and get more. This is totally disgusting! Politicians getting fatter and fatter in money; while, the government is in debt and people below the poverty line.

  2. How is this even possible?! These men and women that are in the Army, Marines, Navy, etc fight for our country, for us. They’re the one’s behind enemy lines and see things that we couldn’t even begin to imagine. Many of them come back with PTS and it is ridiculous that they are not being taken care of!! They should absolutely be getting full pay retirement, not these politicians!

  3. This is a good idea, if we were set equal to government officials in future laws, it would probably help the American public a lot more.

  4. Cheating someone out of their retirement money is a terrible thing, but to cheat someone who put their life on the line serving our country out half of what they deserve is cruel. It’s disappointing to see this happening, and i hope the problem gets fixed as soon as possible, its extremely unfair for those who fight to defend everything we have today.

  5. Wow this is sad that people that are serving in our military are getting half their pay on retirement. I think they should be getting their full pay just because they are sacrificing a lot when they join the military. They leave their families and risk their own lives.

  6. It takes a lot for a person to just pick up all their things and leave their families to join the military. They should be getting paid more and shouldn’t be getting 50% of their pay when they are retired? like really. They are risking their lives out there for us and that’s all they get back. This is really unfair.

  7. Politicians are way over paid just to sit safely in a room. While young people are out there risking there lives. These are the people who diserve the money. They are in the most danger and diserve the money not the ones who just sit on there butts.

  8. I will gladly pass this on. Politicians I believe are way to over paid, and it is not fair that those who are risking their life’s and are getting underpaid. This is completely not fair.

  9. I believe that people who serve their country and know the risk of loosing their lives. Should get more recognition then they are giving. It’s sad to see things like these espicially when we know or have someone who serves our country.

  10. its sad that they are willing to die for their country but when they get out there set for life . i believe that soilders should get alot more then they do.

  11. These men/woman sacrifice their lives every day so our country can remain what it is today. The fact that they can’t even get full retirement is outrages! That’s the least our government can do, after what the soldiers have done for this country.

  12. I dont understand why men and woman be become military have u guy thinking about their family that really care. i understand how they save county look at their child they need mom and dad.

  13. The men and women who have served or are still serving this country deserve better treatment. They are putting there life on lines and possible witnessing things no human should see just for the safety of the United States. Politicians should be the last people being paid their retirement in full. First it should be the military, workers of cities, and then maybe the politicians having their retirement paid in full. That’s why their is the 28th Amendment, citizens of the United States are the people that make up this nation. Which include Senators and Representatives; so they are no different.

  14. We need to be rewarding those who are risking everything to save our country, to protect our people, who are protecting individuals like you and me, even though they do not know us. They are heros; and they are selfless. We should be doing everything in our power to try and help them the way they helped us.

  15. People serving for our country are heroes. They should be treated different. They should be the one receiving their full terirement money. They deserve the best for risking their lives for this country.

  16. The U.S. Military is one of the most respected programs in this country. I do not see how they can let this happen to this countries soldiers. The military should be recieving more benifits than politicians because they put thier life on the line so the United States can remain free.

  17. People who serve our country deserve better than this. They fought battles and been through more than politicians have. What have politicians done that can even measure up to what people in the military, army, navy, etc. have done?

  18. What military have done will never be paid off. It worth more than anything. Politicians deserve to be blamed.

  19. People serving in the military should receive some sort of lifetime benefit for serving our country, whether it be something as little as receiving coupons or as big as lifetime insurance. These people risk their lives for the sake of our country and deserve a bit of aid when or if they return home.

  20. It doesn’t make sense to me at all. Let them Stand in front of a bullet and let them see how it feels…

  21. This is just awful. I can’t believe that people try and put a price on all that these brave men and women give up for us. There is not enough that we can give these people that can repay them for what they have done for us.

  22. Military or any given branch deserves to get all their money that they earned by risking their own lives! Celebrities and politicians they get more attention and more money than one will ever see in their life! This needs to stop cause it seems like the rich keep getting richer!

  23. Along with this, I never understood, how people are playing a sport for a living (NFL, NBA, NHL, and so on) making double or sometime triple the amount of people that are in the military, which by the way, they are dying for us, yet, we have people playing a sport and having “fun” who get paid more. ….. I’m confused…

  24. I understand that it takes a lot to be a politician and have the guts to speak your facts in front of a country, but it takes even more to serve your country. The courage it takes for a soldier to even CONSIDER joining the military is extremely courageous. The military pay that the soldiers encounter is decent, but it should be one of the highest paying due to what they are doing for US.

  25. It’s sad how little people now about how bad we’ve treated are Military over the pass decades. The Military personal are just now starting to get the recognition and the benefits they deserve while someone in congress or the senate who has never severed gets full pay for the rest of their life after 4 yrs and they get paid 10x’s the average pay of a solider.

  26. upsetting and misleading the government can manipulate and scheme their way to anyone, but they know exactly what to do to get their way.

  27. I can’t understand why they only get 50% back when they have done son much more, these men and women are told to be heroes is this how america treats their heroes? is so shameful.

  28. For some one to make the decision of entering the military takes alot. It’s so much courage and then for them not to have the same rights as a senate when they are doing far more protecting our counrty. They should be challenged to go into the military and see if they can handle it, I bet they can’t.

  29. I don’t understand how the government can be so cruel and misleading to our men and women in the military. I know quite a few people who got promised all this money and got scammed out of it after they served their years in the service.

  30. It takes a lot to stand up and risk your life for our country, and they should have wayyy more than 50% of pay go to retirement. I can’t believe that they already don’t. The military men and women do so much for this country and they deserve more than they are being given.

  31. This is unfair to the soldiers risking their lives to protect our country. I believe that situations like this really make the individual think, does government favor politicians over the people? Soldiers are not just people, but heroes to our state. Politicians, however, do nothing but make decisions. Soldiers should receive a full retirement and anything less would be unconstitutional.

  32. This is amazing how people that fight for us over sea not being able to receive all there money is just not fair because everyone should be entitled to get there money. My sister is in the navy and she is risking her life for people over here that really do not care. But without them we would not have all the thing we have today. These people should deserve every penny they earned it.

  33. This very clearly seems unconstitutional. It is sad that any hard working American is getting the shaft the way our military is. They should be highly rewarded for their service as should anybody who has worked so hard for so long.

  34. This makes me sick. I cannot understand how the people dying for our country get half of their pay on retirement. We ask all these soldiers to go out and defend our country, our freedom to the max sacrifice that being death, and we on the other hand cannot recognize their valor the way it should be. I think politicians should be the ones getting half of their pay on retirement.

  35. Why should we allow these men and women to go out and fight for us if we cannot even conpensate them like they deserve.

  36. This is sad and disappointing. These men and women are serving our country and dying leaving behind their families, and they hardly get enough recognition, let alone enough pay for this.

  37. These men go out everyday and risk their life to save our country. I only believe it is right that they receive their full pay. Although their life’s are worth more than any amount of many . I believe it is only right that they receive all of their retirement benefits for serving our country.

  38. people who serve in our Military risking their lives and protecting our freedom are now only getting half of their retirement isn’t right. why make a amendment and not follow by it.

  39. You would think that the people serving our country and risking there lives day in and day out should get like a bonus. There is no way in hell they should only be getting half of their pay on retirement. I don’t understand how who ever made this rule. I honestly believe that politicians should be getting half and and the people serving our country should without a dought recieve full-pay retirement.

  40. I think that if it is going to be un fair, then it should be the other way around. The military with full pay retirement and politicians getting shorted. The men and women who serve in our military go through a lot of hard work without their loved ones around just so they can be available when our needs them. They are absolutely deserving of having full pay retirement, and if they have to make it fair then there is no question that they should do so.

  41. Belive it. I will speak only for myself and no other when I say that I did not join or continue to serve in the Unites States Marine Corps because of the money, or where I was sent, nor the conditions that I lived under while there. I served and continued to serve my country, God and Corps because I love this country and believe in its liberties. I challange each and every american to defend the Consititution by supporting those that defend it. That is all that is expected by those that serve. American should never again treat its service men and women as they did during and after Vietnam. Remember.

  42. This is unbelievable how the people serving for our country are only getting half their pay on retirement. Really? After risking their lives for other people who they don’t know but live in their country. What is more devastating is that politicians get full their retirement pay for doing almost nothing but waste money and make the country worse. These politicians are not being payed a small amount of money that would be a joke, they are set for life with all the money they get. I believe this is unconstitutional and something should be done to make everyone equal or at least close to the same level.

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