I received this email yesterday from a relative and since next week is Election Day, I thought I would post it here to keep those political conversations going…By the way, I TOTALLY agree with this!
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS
Congressional Reform Act of 2010
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 1/1/11.
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, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
Oh and one more thing. If you are tired of the Republican and Democratic Governments, (I like to refer to them as the Fat@ss and the Jack@ss, i.e., the Elephant and the Donkey) take a look at the Constitution Party. They believe in putting into effect the Constitution of the United States in such a way, that the citizen’s have more of a say. Below is from the Constitution Party’s website about their platform. You can read the whole platform by clicking here.
We declare the platform of the Constitution Party to be predicated on the principles of
The Declaration of Independence,
The Constitution of the United States and
The Bill of Rights
According to the original intent of the Founding Fathers, these founding documents are the foundation of our Liberty and the Supreme Law of the Land.
The sole purpose of government, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, is to secure our unalienable rights given us by our Creator. When Government grows beyond this scope, it is usurpation, and liberty is compromised.
We believe the major issues we face today are best solved by a renewed allegiance to the original intent of these founding documents.
This election day, instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, vote for the best man/woman for the job. The one who will put Americans first! Don’t trust the media for your information on who believes what, or in some cases, who is running for office. Do your own research and learn about all parties listed on your ballot. You should be able to see all candidates for your state through your Secretary of States website. Vote your conscience, not your habit and never let anyone decide for you on who you should vote for. It’s your right as an American.