Monday, October 7, 2013

How We Can Fix Congress

Congressional Reform Act of 2013

1.  No Tenure / No Pensions.

A member of Congress collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when out of office.

2.  Members of Congress 
(past, present, and future)
participate in Social Security.

All  congressional retirement fund are transferred to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system with members of Congress participating in the system in the same way as do all other American people.  

3.  Members of Congress can purchase
supplementary retirement plans out of their own earnings just as all other Americans can.

4.  Congress can no longer vote pay raises for its members.  Congressional pay will rise (or fall) by the lower of the consumer price index or 
three percent (3%).

5.  Congress loses its current health care system. Its members participate in the same health care plans as are available to, and on the same basis as other Americans, and pay to do so out of their own earnings.

6.  Members of Congress immediately required 
to  abide by all of the laws that they have imposed on the American people generally.  No more special exemptions or deals.

7.  All contracts with past and present members  of Congress become void effective December 31, 2013.  Such contracts were not made by or with the consent of the American people.

Members of Congress made all such contracts for themselves -- self dealing.
Serving in Congress is an honor -- not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators.  Ours should serve their term(s) and then return home and go back to work.

If every person who reads this contacts at least 20 other people, it will take three days for most U.S. citizens to receive this message.

Don't you think it's time?

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