Forum Post: Sign petition for Congressional Reform
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 26, 2011, 5:23 p.m. EST by NineteenSixtyNine
from Tarpon Springs, FL
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I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by November 25, 2011, the White House will review it and respond!
We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.
You can view and sign the petition here:
Here's some more information about this petition:
Create the CONGRESSIONAL REFORM ACT OF 2011
Congressional Reform Act of 2011:
No Tenure/No Pension. Congressmen collect a salary while in office and none when they are out of office.
Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security (SS)
. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the SS system
immediately. All future funds go into SS & Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3% - no other way.
Congress loses their current health care system & participates in the
same health system as the American people.
Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on Americans.
All contracts with past & present Congressmen are void eff 1/1/12
Please sign this petition for MUCH NEEDED Congressional reform. Please pass this to everyone you know. Need 25,000 signatures before NOVEMBER 25, 2011.
Warren Buffett stated, "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 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.
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.
It is time to DEMAND Congressional Reform.
Read the Rules