Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Subject: Simple Reforms for Congress

"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 rating of any entity in Government. Now is
the time when Americans must join together to reform Congress, the entity
that represents us.

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.


Congressional Reform Act of 2010

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
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. Congresspersons 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 by all laws they impose on the American

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

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, serve your term(s), then go home and back to

If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.

Do you think you can pass the CIVICS TEST?

I passed!


Missy said...

I passed! And, I am emailing this!

Linda said...

Good for you, Missy!

Lana said...

I agree, tho I doubt this will get passed in our lifetime.

Darsi said...

Amen!! Let's get it passed already!

joanne said...

too good to be true!