This was sent to me as one of those “chain” emails. You know, if you pass this on to 20 friends we can change the world. Sorry, I just don’t do the forwarding thing. I did find this interesting enough to share here though. If you enjoy this, reblog it, stumble it, recommend it, or whatever you do to show your approval. Thanks ~ sekanblogger
1. Term Limits – 12 years max, some possible options are 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
Members of Congress receive a salary while in office, that salary ends when they leave office.
3. Congress members (past, present & future) are to participate 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 all Americans.
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. Members of Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present members of Congress are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make the contracts members of Congress enjoy, in fact, Congress made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, Congressmen should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work like the rest of us. NOT AS LOBBYISTS.
- Sen: Sherrod Brown: Congress Should Have Same Retirement Age As Public In Spirit of ‘Shared Sacrifice’ (crooksandliars.com)
- “Congress Reform Act of 2011″ (atcservices.wordpress.com)
- Should Congress make a ‘shared sacrifice’ by cutting its pay, benefits? (cnn.com)
- Congressional Reform (worldofgrandpadon.wordpress.com)
- Ladies and Gentlemen Lets Fix Congress (socyberty.com)