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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.
Congressional Reform Act of 2013 | Petition2Congress

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Old 08-07-2013, 04:57 PM
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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.
Congressional Reform Act of 2013 | Petition2Congress

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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.
Congressional Reform Act of 2013 | Petition2Congress

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Article 8. All corporate contributions and/or advertising for/against anyone running for Congress will be considered to be an attempt at bribing a government official. Any corporate officer caught funding any aspect of a campaign will do mandatory hard time.

Article 9. 100% of all campaign contributions must be revealed within 24 hours of the donation and the full name and address of the person making the contribution must be posted online together with the amount.
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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.
Congressional Reform Act of 2013 | Petition2Congress

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Who gets to vote on it?
The link is a petition to force congress to vote on it.

That would be an interesting vote to have on the public record by the fall of '14.
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In the words Montgomery Burns: "Not bloody likely."
One day, the voters will figure out how best to use the internet and congressional reform will happen.

Either that or the Military Industrial Complex will continue to spend Chinese money 'till the Chinese finally foreclose.
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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.
Congressional Reform Act of 2013 | Petition2Congress

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Article 8. All corporate contributions and/or advertising for/against anyone running for Congress will be considered to be an attempt at bribing a government official. Any corporate officer caught funding any aspect of a campaign will do mandatory hard time.

Article 9. 100% of all campaign contributions must be revealed within 24 hours of the donation and the full name and address of the person making the contribution must be posted online together with the amount.
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In the words Montgomery Burns: "Not bloody likely."
One day, the voters will figure out how best to use the internet and congressional reform will happen.

Either that or the Military Industrial Complex will continue to spend Chinese money 'till the Chinese finally foreclose.
The thing is the voters keep putting the same losers back into office over and over again--regardless of how poorly things are going.

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It looks bad, I'll grant you. But don't give up on The US Constitution just yet...
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Who gets to vote on it?
The link is a petition to force congress to vote on it.

That would be an interesting vote to have on the public record by the fall of '14.
The only nationwide referendum I can remember in my 65 years was on am amendment to the Constitution. Perhaps there was something else, if so, then please jog my memory of it. When it comes to Congress...behaviors, pay, etc. only Congress gets to vote on it. Just like the Judiciary polices itself.
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