Friday, January 21, 2011

Fix Our Government

Boy, I have neglected this blog.  Can't believe it's been almost three months since I posted.  Of course having eye surgery twice in December kept me away from the computer for a bit.  I received this as an email today and it makes perfect sense to me.  Where else can you get elected to a career or vote to raise your own pay?  Let's see...hmm, should I vote yes to give me more money or not?  What person is not going to up his wages even when the rest of the country is struggling.

Congressional Term Limits

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, before e-mail, before 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.

I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

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 term

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are 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. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

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 people.

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


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. 

THIS IS HOW TO FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, post this link on Facebook or Twitter.  Pass the word.  It's time to stand up and be counted.

1 comment:

WARNING: I support the office of the President, not the person currently holding it!