Military deserves same benefits as politicians

I received this proposal in an email and thought instead of passing it along to 10 people as requested, I would send it to the whole city of Altoona or at least those who read the Mirror.

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 to protect our freedom, only get 50 percent of their pay, while politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capitol, protected by these same men and women, receive full pay for their retirement after serving one term.

It just does not make any sense. If each person that reads this will share this, 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.”

(I don’t know for sure if this is a proposed amendment or not, but if not it certainly should be.)

When did “we the people” let things like this happen?

Sherry Luke