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Old 01-05-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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My sister sent me this in an email...

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 moves to the Social Security system immediately.
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

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 in 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.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Sounds pretty reasonable to me for the most part.
Won't happen though.

Ken
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Better than the current system, for sure!
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Originally Posted by whatyousay View Post
My sister sent me this in an email...

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 moves to the Social Security system immediately.
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

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 in 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.
I can agree with it but suggest house limit 6 years 3 term, senators one term 6 years
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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As much as I like term limits it is un-constitutional. The people can vote in or out, anyone they choose.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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12 year terms that cannot be consecutive. Two years, with two years in between before they can run again. It might keep them more honest if they want to get re-elected.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I like it all. Its what we need. We need to fire the whole bunch and start over.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I like the no retirement. I believe most of the career politicians are there to line their pockets for the most part.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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Congressional Reform Act of 2010
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately.
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.
All Senators and Congresspersons first elected after 1983 already pay into Social Security.

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5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
You know you're giving them more here than what they currently get.

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Originally Posted by whatyousay View Post
6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
Which American people? Congress currently gets the same choice of health care plans as virtually every other federal employee, right down to the most lowly file clerk. Blue Cross/Blue Shield is the most popular plan.

Last edited by saganista; 01-05-2010 at 04:32 PM..
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Yeah but i don't see this happening any time soon! do you.Sounds pretty good, but will only happen in my dreams.
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