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I’m a little skeptical of anything I receive by e-mail – especially right now. But I got something this week that makes a lot of sense.
I don’t know who sent it, and it really doesn’t matter. You may have already seen it.
Although we live in a country whose laws are “of the people, by the people and for the people”, I’m not naive enough to believe we could ever get this passed. It seems our lawmakers, although elected by common folks like you and me, have their own agenda and will make the rules to suit themselves, primarily.
Still, I want to share this as food for thought.
Congressional Reform Act of 2010
1. Term Limits.
12 years only, one of the possible options below..
A. Two six-year Senate terms
B. Six two-year House terms
C. One six-year Senate term and three 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 move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6. Congress loses their current healthcare system and participates in the same healthcare system as the American people.
7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective Jan. 1, 2011.
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.