"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, January 23, 2010

You Just Can't Polish A Turd

Congress - both the Senate and the House of Representatives - has been giving off an odiferous stink for decades. It may be much stronger now, but it's been there for a while. The reason? Almost everyone who resides there is a piece of crap. And as long as the rules stay the same, there is little chance of it changing from crap to the golden egg. So here's a fix that will create significant and meaningful change, and get the country back on course. This is how you fix Congress!
The "Congressional Reform Act of 2010".

It would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I know many of you will say, "This is impossible". Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval of any entity in Government, now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress - the entity that represents us.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your
term(s), then go home and back to work.

We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American hero's...

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 moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

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 in 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.

This suggestion is being circulated on email as well, so millions of Americans will undoubtedly see it. We have witnessed how powerful the voices of the people can be. We delayed Obamacare to the point that it is no longer a viable bill as it is written. We have caused the retirement of many Senators and some Representatives because of the message we've been sending. There is much more to do, but why not start here?

So, what do you think America? Can we get this introduced in Congress? We have a huge opportunity with the 2010 elections to sweep in enough new blood that it's possible. Imagine what that would do for the morale of the country! Imagine what that would do to prevent "congressional special interest" from eroding the integrity of those institutions! Congress voted these things in, so they can be reversed and voted out. Let's get to work on it!

We Have Work To Do America!

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