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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It is all out of control!
The rights and privileges that Congress has voted for themselves are signs of government gone wrong. They are self serving at the expense of the American People. No one gets paid for a lifetime from a job for a limited number of terms. We all are responsible for how we choose to serve honorably. This example of congress voting their own privileges and benefits is contrary to the intent of the founding fathers and the people of this nation and a shinning example of the greed of our "leaders".
This is only fair and will help "real" folks get into office & affect change
I believe this would help our country a lot they should not have special privileges
What happened to We the people? Why can't we get a say on what is done with OUR money! The reason you keep making social security age older is because you don't want us to get the money we have put in our whole employed lives!!
So sad that our political system has become so corrupt. If we had honest people in office they would "serve" instead of taking advantage and benefitting themselves at the expense of those they are suppose to represent.