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Forum Post: Proposed Legislation to Reform Congress

Posted 1 year ago on June 10, 2012, 11:13 p.m. EST by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA
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CONGRESSIONAL REFORM ACT OF 2012

  1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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. Don't you think it's time?

  1. Every Congressmen/Congresswoman must report any and all contacts with registered lobbyists and identify any and all proposed draft legislation submitted by those lobbyists.

SuperPACs, lobbyists, and other peddlers of influence must not have an almost unrestrained influence on legislation. The public demand a level playing field. Congress must represent the Public Interest and without transparency, the public cannot know what is being done "on their behalf."

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

If you agree with the above, pass it on.

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[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4024) 1 year ago

Hi Toynbee, Excellent. Best Regards