Congressional Reform Act of 2013

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Congressional Reform Act of 2013
Article 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

Article 2. 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. It may not be used for any other purpose.

Article 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

Article 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

Article 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

Article 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

Article 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/31/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congressmen/women 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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Equality applies to benefits. If we take away the excessive power, we'll see who's drawn to civil service in order to actually serve the citizens.
About time.
Public officials are supposed to serve us, not usurp us.
Congressional benefits never crossed my mind, until the failed and inadequate, not to mention, dysfunctional methods of Congress of today certainly deserves this reform. Politicians of all venues seem to be fighting for the money rich supporters bribe them with (no other word than "bribe" fits this deed). Money in a politicians pocket has become more important to them then serving the American people, not just corporate America. Reform Congress. Give them what they deserve with the same mentality they hold for the American people they serve.
When Congress gets furloughed they get back pay, military members who are on manday orders gets cut off with no back pay and then needs to start over again with hopes they won't have to be off work for 30 days like I was last time.