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Congressional Reform Act of 2012

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Congressional Reform Act of 2012

This a repost of the Congressional Reform Act of 2011, which needed to be reposted since it is now 2012 and there has been no action taken to reform.

As a citizen of the United States, I find the actions of career lawmakers reprehensible. I believe in the vision of our founding fathers in creating citizen legislatures. I am asking you to hold our leaders past, present, and future to the same rules and limits that every citizen must follow. While I understand that this causes a hardship on you and your envisioned career, I am only asking you to be the leaders we elected you to be and make hard decisions that benefit our country and the people you represent.

Congressional Reform Act of 2012:

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

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 the day this is signed into law.

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.

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March 3, 2017
Nadya K. from Brooklyn, NY signed.
February 12, 2017
Billy L. from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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Right on point.
February 9, 2017
Someone from New Bedford, MA signed.
January 28, 2017
Someone from Saint Clair Shores, MI writes:
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This petition needs to be passed into law immediately. Government positions are no different than other high paying jobs. Let's talk equality here.
January 27, 2017
Debbie J. from Lynchburg, VA writes:
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You should abide by this as Americans and decent human beings.
2 months ago
Someone from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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I do not know WHO copied and reposted this but I wrote it back in 2010 and posted it as a blog. Someone needs to come up with their own Reform Act and quit stealing others!!
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Julie S. from Denver, CO signed.
2 months ago
Joyce A. from Tacoma, WA writes:
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Let's get this thing passed! The time has come for change.
2 months ago
Bennie J. from Medina, TX writes:
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Congress has taken it upon themselves to do as they please and that is far from why we elected them, we should vote it in ourselves and enforce it immediately.
2 months ago
Carol H. from Medina, TX writes:
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We need this to happen. It was not meant for the the current policticians to make this a career. It's obvious by John Lewis being in Congress and hasn't done a damn thing for 50 years. He and the likes of some of the others they are not entitled to anything, but a swift kick in the pants.