Representative Jim Himes (D-CT 4th)
5th-term Democrat from Connecticut.
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Budget Cuts

Rep. Jim Himes
Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Sen. Christopher Murphy

February 28, 2013

 Since everyone in Washington wants to make cuts to Government I have a place you can cut where everyone in the Country will be behind this. This will help you with the Republican Party and make them very happy because it is a cut and you are not raising taxes.

Like many Americans today we are making due with less and less. Mostly because our Employers have had to cut back our hours or cut our pay to stay afloat. Also everyone knows that one way to get people behind you is to lead by example. That is why I am ask you to put a bill to the House and the Senate that will cut every person in the Senate and the House salaries by 25% and they would have to pay 50% of their health care cost from there paychecks. President Obama and Vice President Biden would also be effected by these cuts. Since this is what every American is doing it is only fair that you and your collogues also share in the cuts and burden that the average American Citizen is being forced to endure at the expense and the failure of our Government being able acting like adults.

I am also know this is something you might not want to do but it is only fair. I hope you have the courage to put forth this bill.

shelton , CT