My friend just sent me this email:
This reeks of chain-email falsity.
Is there any truth to these claims? Does it oversimplify/exaggerate in its claims?
For example, are congressmen really exempted from certain laws, and if so, is it because they are covered under different statutes or, as the email seems to suggest, just because the folks in congress just don’t want the law to apply to them?
I find it hard to believe a congressman can retire after one-term and still receive pay.
I’m not interested in whether such an amendment would pass. I’m more interested in the premises of the amendment.