Congressional Reform Act

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, 7 took 1 year or less to become the law of the land… all because of public pressure.

I’m asking everyone to forward this to a minimum of 20 people on their address list; and in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

Congressional Reform Act

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 terms
D. NO MORE LIFETIME FEDERAL JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS! Federal Judges will get no more than 10 years on the bench

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 1/1/2019. 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 it will only take a few weeks for most people (in the U.S.) to receive this message.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

(Copy of a email forward I received in 2011)

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