Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Congressional Reform Act

I got this in an email today and think it would really be a terrific idea!

"Congressional Reform Act:

1. Term Limits: 12 years only -Two Six year Senate terms and six Two Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension: A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security: All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates equally with the American people in the Social Security system.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

5. Congress will no longer be able to vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide in and by all laws they impose on the States and the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11. The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work."

11 comments:

Brooke said...

AMEN.

Those elitist on the Hill, though, will never abide by the rule they impose upon us. Time for the torches and pitchforks, IMO.

Eyes said...

Hi Brooke, Time to get rid of the lot... both Repubs and Dems.... any incumbent. Unless of course the alternative is a communist!

Eyes said...

Hi Brooke, Time to get rid of the lot... both Repubs and Dems.... any incumbent. Unless of course the alternative is a communist!

ifizzy142 said...

wow this really does sound great- im going to repost this right away!

i think its a bit odd that we have a tri-branch government but bi-cameral legislation

Eyes said...

Ya, it's almost like a dream...

berty said...

...now, if there were only a way of forcing them to legislate like a founder would...

FJ said...

...if ONLY, ;-)

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FJ said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you FJ!!!

~ Eyes.

FJ said...

...and have a Happy New Year!