Congressional Reform Act of 2011

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 2011:

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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Public Comments (3,530)
Jan 13th, 2017
Ronald S. from Santa Cruz, CA writes:
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I've heard this for years. About time somebody did something about it.
Jan 2nd, 2017
christine M. from Gilbert, AZ writes:
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I believe in Justice for All, as Equality for all Americans. Our " Do Nothing Congress" had and should have No More benefits, than All Americans ????????????????
Oct 19th, 2016
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Sep 21st, 2016
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Aug 17th, 2016
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Aug 16th, 2016
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Aug 7th, 2016
Someone from Manteca, CA writes:
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Something needs to be done, for the good of America and her citizens. Somewhere down the line, politicians stopped looking out for the American populace and started looking out for themselves. You aren't granted a free ride for life at taxpayers expense, for your term served in politics. You should have to seek gainful employment after your term is over, and provide for your own family, health and retirement package like the rest of us. You should pay into Social Security like the rest of us, if you plan on drawing a check when you qualify. This has gotten out of hand, when the budget doesn't pass, and you go on vacation, instead of staying and agreeing on a plan to rid our country of it's debt!
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Kalamazoo, MI signed.

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