Congressional Reform Act of 2012

Congressional Reform Act of 2012

If only this were a reality. It’s NOT, but we can make it real! It all starts with an idea, and moves along when We, The People of courage have the fortitude to make it so. Here is how it would work:

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

2. A Member of Congress collects a salary while in office and receives no pay once they’re out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

4. 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. These funds may not be used for any other purpose.

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

6. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

7. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

8. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

9. All contracts with past and present Congressional members will be held null and void effective 12/1/12.

Congress 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 reading this contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

When I was sent this earlier I immediately thought of how well it ties in with my post from a couple of days ago: A return to government as the Founders intended: the Citizen Legislator

Don’t think I have anything against ANY particular Congresscritter, I don’t, but no one, man or woman, needs to spend their entire life in the Congress, Senate or on a Federal Bench as a Judge!

If you agree, copy it and pass it on, send links to this page to all of your friends, post it on YOUR blog, whatever the case may be, it needs to be seen by as many Conservative Americans as possible.

If you don’t agree, just ignore it and go along as you have been.

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9 Responses to Congressional Reform Act of 2012

  1. Dick Robie says:

    Seen it before. Simple. The silent majority needs to wake up and get this idea on the ballot in 50 States. I cannot imagine it not passing. It makes so much sense.

  2. Great Ideas. I think I have a better chance of winning the Lotto, though. 🙂

    • TexasFred says:

      Probably… Congress isn’t going to do anything that will cost THEM a job..

      Maybe that’s why every 6 or 8 years we need to vote em ALL out just for the hell of it…

      Voter imposed term limits.. 😛

  3. Texasperated says:

    Fred,

    It could be real with a genuine conservative revolution. But that is not going to happen in a single election cycle or even three. Most people hate congress, but love their own congressman. Sad but true.

    Remember 1994 when we sent all those “conservative” Republicans to Congress who going to go up there and “change Washington?” Remember what happened after they became “incumbents?”

    The founders set up the constitution in such a way that it takes 3 election cycles minimum to throw the rascals out. Trouble is, most of us like our rascal more than we love our freedom.

    keep your powder dry

  4. Chief says:

    Why don’t we folks try to make those congress critters put SS funds back where they came from? That might solve some of the solvency problems.

  5. sdkar says:

    Why our founding fathers didn’t require this at the very beginning is a shame. I supposed they trusted that those that would govern after they were gone would do the right thing. If that is the case, they thought wrong. Is it possible our Founding Fathers never conceived of the ilk that is obama, reid, pelousy and others that are now in control and care nothing for America and seek only to destroy it. The only thing I can think of is that our Founding Fathers set up this system so that every generation of Americans would HAVE to work for and fight for the freedoms they enjoyed. After all, freedom is not appreciated unless it is fought for and earned.

    Anyway, how we have allowed this to happen and why we allow it to continue is amazing to me. Long gone is the attitude that these people are supposed to work for US. Now, it has somehow become accepted that they have all the power and we have to serve them. That we are somehow a bother to them and we must grovel and be abused in order to get the services that they should be happy to provide.

    We allowed this to happen, and I am not so sure that we can stop it anymore. It would take a majority of those that are in charge and benefit greatly in both money and power to change the rules that take it all away from them. I don’t see it happening.

    The greatest thing George Washington did was step aside. The rules of our system were not created yet and he could have done anything he wanted. He could have declared himself king of America and setup a monarchy for his family with the power of complete rule going from son to son. This would have been very easy for Washington, but he didn’t do this. After he served his time, he went back to his farm and became a citizen, subject to the same rules as everyone else.

    It appears that almost none of our politicians today have the integrity of George Washington’s little pinky. Almost all of them, once they get in power, want to find a way to get theirs, for as much as they can for as long as they can. And the decent few that do gain power granted to them by the people and enter service with the intent to fix the system, quickly realize that this is a great gig to have and want to keep the perks coming. Even if they still want to change the system for the better, tehy find that they are fighting a behemoth that they will never conquer with the only result of their efforts being their complete financial, career, and personal destruction. After seeing the level of tyranny within our own system, I am not sure it can be fixed anymore.

  6. himself9 says:

    Yes we can ~ ???

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