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Forum Post: Fix it?

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 22, 2011, 7:59 p.m. EST by TAB (0)
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If you can figure a way to get this Bill introduced this would fix a lot of things.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

  1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

  2. 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. It may not be used for any other purpose.

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

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

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

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

  7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. 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.

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. Maybe it is time.




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[-] 1 points by aphrodite837 (145) 12 years ago

I like the thoughts you have. I think one way to get to this point would be to get the money out of politics: occupywallst.org/forum/get-the-money-out-of-politics

[-] 0 points by AntiCorp (187) 12 years ago

This is the ONLY thing I have read so far on this kook forum that makes ANY sense....well done!

[-] 1 points by Novista (14) 12 years ago

Kook ... well, at least you found something you agreed with. I would wonder if your investment in time capital was worth it.

There's a whole spectrum of issues and topics here; I find all worth examining, some I agree with, others I don't, but the process of honest dialogue itself is useful. That is why I got involved and support the movement.

[-] 0 points by AntiCorp (187) 12 years ago

Movement....u mean drum circle?

[-] 0 points by roloff (244) 12 years ago

Congress should resign and the OWS movement should run the country.