Congressional Reform Act of 2011

These reforms are being sent around online.  If Egyptians youth can begin an uprising using Facebook and Twitter under Mubarak, we should be able to make these changes under Obama.

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 health care system and participates in
 the same health care 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 
 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, so ours should serve their term(s),
 then go home and back to work.
 
 If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only
 take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message.
 Maybe it is time.

Congressional reform act- if you agree-please Keep this going… 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 HOW SOME OF OUR ACUTE PROBLEMS COULD BE ELIMINATED.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for putting this online.

  2. I may not be very intelligent, I’m only a housewife who loves her family, but I believe this is the step in the right direction to helping the future of this country. Don’t most of us want a brighter future?