Congress puts itself royally above constituents

Predicting what the Affordable Health Care Act will look like is as obscure as what the impact of a government shutdown will be on government employees, the military, national parks and other facilities operated by the government, and the list goes on.

But what is perfectly clear out of all of this is a self-aggrandized Congress, above the fray, that will continue to maintain itself on full salary, enjoy abundant health care and retirement benefits with no interruption of members’ plethora perks.

Overlooked by the Founding Fathers were term limits, compensation and benefits no greater than that of the unelected and, most important of all, a governing body that would not view, treat or most important, appoint itself as a royalty, independent of and above its constituents.

David L. Florence