They either actively stole the billions of dollars that should now be sitting in the Social Security Trust Fund, or sat by and did nothing while those monies were misappropriated and used for purposes other than those for which they were intended.
These co-conspiritors have contributed by omission or comission to my money not being there when I will need it, and they should not be allowed to profit from their felony. Since they have deprived us of our retirement security, it is only fair that we deprive them theirs.
It matters not how much or how little this cash influx turns out to be, it is a simple matter of principle. We either have principles and stand upon them, or we have none and we fall. I prefer the former. I believe America would agree that the theives should be allowed to repay us what they stole.
One of the articles touches on this very subject. But instead of penalizing present and past Congresses by justly taking away benefits they unjustly bestowed on themselves, there could be more to be gained by letting them keep those rewards by giving up some other things to the people that could be vastly more beneficial to the people. As you will see in that future article, their ability to keep their Congressional benefits could be the carrot and stick that gets the people a whole new cart that can carry us into the future.