Washington’s new aristocracy
by The Anniston Star Editorial Board
Mar 19, 2013 | 2944 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
We keep hearing from our president, representatives and senators that there must be entitlement reform to balance the budget. We have all heard the plans to raise the age for Social Security and Medicare. Cut the benefits and raise the premiums on Medicare. The battle cry is we all must share in the sacrifices.

I would like to know when the House and Senate will consider entitlement reform for them and the rest of the federal bureaucracy. Where else in this country can you go to get a pension that will allow you to retire at age 62 with full benefits?

How about something new, all elected officials collect pensions at their full retirement age like the rest of us common folk. How about staffing operations with regular people instead of making everyone under the sun federal employees with bloated salaries and benefits?

I am beginning to feel that a new aristocracy has been created in Washington. It seems that as in the past, this group has lost touch with the real world. Rep. Mike Rogers, Sen. Richard Shelby and Sen. Jeff Sessions, before you cut our earned benefits, how about looking at bringing yours in line with the real world?

Dennis Hanson
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