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This was someone else's past and I wanted to spread the word... So...

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits. No more than two Congressional 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 may do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by vote of the people.

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 1/1/12. The American people did not make these contracts with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

9. Make all lobbyists and special interest groups illegal. They have no basis or rights for their existence except the greed of the oligarchs they represent. This is the heart of our dysfunctional government system. This is "legal bribery" in America and the Supreme Court has sanctioned it.

10. All campaign contributions, corporate or private, cannot exceed $250 max. No candidate can use their OWN money to campaign with. This violates the constitutional principles of equal opportunities for ALL people in the nation. If candidates qualify for federal campaign monies, then that is what they can use. Otherwise, they hit the trail like everyone else for the last 200 years.

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

Answer Question
 
cmlkb

Asked by cmlkb at 10:03 PM on Apr. 8, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Level 10 (493 Credits)
Answers (3)
  • I like it. Especially the last part.
    ShelbyShareAlot

    Answer by ShelbyShareAlot at 10:29 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • Some good ideas
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 10:34 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I'm ambivalent
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 11:01 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

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