One of the subjects that arises from time to time when discussing the budget is entitlements.
One entitlement that is never mentioned is Congressional Pensions. A truly possible scenario is that if a 24 year old ran for the House of Representatives next November and won a seat, turned 25 in December, was seated in January and then barely showed up for two years and then "retired" he would continue at 100% pay for the rest of his life.
I don't know of any job with that generous a pension plan. Our Armed Forces must be on duty for 30 years before they receive 100%. At 20 years they only receive 50% and they risk their lives and limbs for us.
I don't believe that the Congress should be considered the "family business" ie: Bush, Gore, Kennedy, Dole, Long, Ford, Clinton, etc. Twelve years should be the limit for both houses with one year pension for each year served and 50% just like our soldiers and sailors.