Congressional Reform Act of 2012


This is something I will
fight for and  I hope you all read it all the way through.  You will be glad
you did.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3
months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people  demanded it.
That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of  the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to
become the law of the  land...all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty
people on their address list;  in turn ask each of those to do likewise.. In
three days, most people in The United States of America will have the
message.  This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of  2011

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

2.   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.  It may not be used for any other
      purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans
do.

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

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the
same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American
people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
1/1/12.
   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, so ours should serve their term(s), then go
home and back to work.

1 comment:

Arienna Packham said...

Know that you and I and them are EQUAL so why are we : WORKING SO HARD, DOING WITH OUT. All while they are living the GOOD LIFE WORRY FREE ? Take a stand for what is RIGHTFULLY OURS....