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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:09 PM
I got this in an email of those chain emails, so I don't know who to credit it to; however, I like this idea and thought I would share with others here. Keep in mind, this is not an actual piece of legislation....but one can dream, no? Anyhow, here it is. Enjoy!

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

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

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
11/11/11. 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.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:19 PM
Wonderful ideas, lets include outlawing special interests groups and lobbyists.

Lets also add mandatory random drug tests and these results should be made available to the public, if its good enough for us it's good enough for them.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:27 PM
I agree with it all - problem is who has to vote to and who has to sign it to make it law. Congress and the Senator in the White House.

This isn't new its just a pipe dream because the only people that run for office are ego-maniacal elites with little or no care for the average human being.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:29 PM
Great, too bad we can't get it enacted. If term limits are good for the president, they are better for legislators. I would also propose that lawyers be prohibited from serving in the legislature. It is a conflict of interest for them to make money off of the laws that they make.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:57 PM
reply to post by LDragonFire

Also good to include would be clear lines and recusements to end conflict of interest revolving doors between members of government and NGO's (the new euphemism for Corporation.)

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 02:47 AM
So um...this has been posted before. Except it was the Congressional Reform Act of 2010. I'm sure it's floated around the internet before that too.

Word for word it's misrepresenting a lot of things, which I covered in the previous thread, here.

I hope you hit reply all and made sure all your friends weren't being lied to.

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