Congressional Reform Act
The People’s Choice – 6 simple acts:
1. Congress will no longer have automatic lifetime Pensions.
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. All current and future funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security System immediately.
All current and future funds in the Congressional retirement fund shall be moved to the Social Security System immediately.
2. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise or lower based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
3. Congress shall no longer have a special health care system
They can participate in the same health care system as the American people.
4. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective immediately. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congressmen/women 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.
5. Congress shall have a maximum of 2 terms as a Representative or Senator.
Representing the people in Congress should be a short-term event, not a lifelong career. Two (2) year term is the same as the President and if it is good enough for that position, it is good enough for all elected officials.
6. If there is a deficit of more than 3% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) all members of Congress shall be ineligible for re-election to any Congressional office for 10 years.
According to Warren Buffett, “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election”.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message.
THIS IS HOW WE FIX CONGRESS, AT LEAST A GOOD START
Do you care enough to make a difference?
Please share this with your friends and government representatives.
Let’s demand they sign and pledge this to garner your support and vote.