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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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September 21, 2016
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August 25, 2016
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August 14, 2016
Someone from Merchantville, NJ writes:
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Ou idiots really should check your facts before getting sucked into BS like this. Go ahead and sign the petition.....then there will be a big list of morons out there for all to see. Just because you saw something on the internet doesn't make it true....no matter how badly you want it to be. https://www.truthorfiction.com/congressional-reform-act-2011/
July 29, 2016
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May 18, 2016
Someone from Henrico, VA writes:
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If the love of money is the root of all evil, what would the love of man and country be?
May 12, 2016
Someone from Saint Charles, MO writes:
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It is time for a huge change in Washington. We are tired of sending our representatives to Washington and them not doing their jobs.
May 9, 2016
Someone from North Las Vegas, NV signed.
May 7, 2016
Someone from Cypress, CA writes:
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We the people for the people, please share and sign! Does anyone know if this needs to be fedone as congressional reform act of 2016, since there has been no change?