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We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it (The Declaration of Independence)

It is the contention of this petition that members of the Congress of the United States have become destructive to the citizens they purport to represent by granting themselves generous healthcare insurance plans under the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program whilst 47 million US citizens have no health insurance and even more are under-insured. In addition, the present administration and Congress have seen fit to reduce healthcare for veterans in a time of war. This needs to be altered.

At present (February, 2008) the base pay for members of Congress is $169,300.00 per annum. This does not include perks and benefits. Surely, this is a good wage anywhere in America.

In a time of domestic financial uncertainty, massive deficits and ongoing war in the Middle East, we, the undersigned, demand that the President, Vice-President and Congress as well as political appointees (judges, members of the Cabinet, etc.) should cover 100\% of the premiums for these plans. All other Federal employees should pay premiums the percentage of which will be based upon pay rate. Further, we demand that all disabled veterans be given fully subsidized healthcare for life and that healthy veterans be given affordable health care for life with premiums determined on a sliding scale based upon income.

In difficult times it is the duty of all Americans to sacrifice, if need be, for the good of the country. This is most especially true of Congress.

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