A friend sent this along to me. I can't
think of a reason to disagree.
I am sending this to virtually everybody on my
e-mail list and that includes conservatives,
liberals, and everybody in between. Even
though we disagree on a number of issues, I
count all of you as friends. My friend
and neighbor wants to promote a "Congressional
Reform Act of 2010." It would
contain eight provisions, all of which would
probably be strongly endorsed by those
who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of
I know many of you will say "this is
impossible." Let me remind you, Congress
has the lowest approval rating of any entity
in Government. Now is the time when Americans
will join together to reform Congress - the
entity that represents us.
We need to get a Senator to introduce this
bill in the US Senate and a Representative to
introduce a similar bill in the US House.
These people will become American heroes.
Reform Act of 2010
1. Term Limits.
12 years only, one of the possible options
A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year
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
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 1/1/11.
The American people did not
make this contract with Congressmen.
Congressmen made all these contracts for
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen
legislators, serve your term(s), then go home
and back to work.
If you agree
with the above, pass it on. If not, just