Congressional Reform Act of 2011

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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Postby Naggly Nagger » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:19 am

This is basically for the U.S. folks, but feel free to plagiarise

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.


Congressional Reform Act of 2011 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. 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. 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people. 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. 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. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time. THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on

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Re: Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Postby LynchyBlueNose » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:47 am

All I can say is sounds like you are geting there -- we obviously have the older parliament and all its members have turned it into one massive gravy train for themsleves, snouts in the trough and screwing us (the people) wherever they can and claiming millions for the supposed "honour" of being an MP.

Representatives need a salary so people from all walks of life can do the job but they always seem to decide that they also need so many massive bonuses and payouts/offs that they make millions from what is supposed to be a calling to serve, not a massive money maker.

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Re: Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Postby Naggly Nagger » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:20 pm

Exactly. I have no problems with people in congress making a moderate paycheck, i'm ok with even making twice what an average person would make, to keep them honest and true. It's the greedy bastards that take payoffs, ninja propose things that get passed by other corruped congressmen, make a career out of it, think of themselves above the rest of the people, and so on...

the near future should be interesting to say the least.

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Re: Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Postby yakamishi » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:53 pm

easy fix...

term limits.
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