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    So Senators and Representatives ever just quit or do they all retire?
    What are the requirements for a congressperson to retire?
     
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    Sometimes they quit for personal or criminal reasons. Otherwise, they don't retire. They just don't run for office again
     
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    but what is the difference in their benefits and such in quit vs retirement?
    Unless they are impeached and kicked out I suspect no difference in retirement and bennies.
     
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    they're vested after 5 years.
     
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    20% a year...or all 100% after 5?
     
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    20% after 5 and then 20% for every year thereafter.
     
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    Reduce the defecit, vote congress out before they are vested.
     
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    Quitting would be leaving during one's term for reasons like "I want to spend more time with the family" or "I don't like this job"

    Resigning would be leaving during one's term for reasons like "I had a massive heart attack and now I am oxygen dependent and can't walk more than 50 feet without becoming profoundly short of breath."

    Resigning under duress would be leaving after impeachment or censure like "I did nothing wrong! This is a conspiracy!"

    Retiring would be leaving at the end of one's term without the plan to work again.
     
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    If you're Newt you resign in disgrace.
     
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    There is always one hack that needs to add in his little partisan remark.
     

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