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. (or when not in session)
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%. The median income of the United States is around 44,000 a year, our Senators and Congressman make over 175,000 a year. Jefferson warned us about creating a professional political class!
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, and cannot exempt themselves from any law they pass that affects any citizen of the US.
8. 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.
9. The Second Amendment is your right to protect yourself and congress shall make no law limiting the right to own, carry, conceal or license firearms. That is a function that belongs to and should be left to the states.
10. Voting/Election Reform….Women and Men who have reached the age of majority, 21, AND Own Property should have a full vote, Anyone not owning property and have no vested interest in their government should have a vote count 1/2 that of Property owners. Owning property and having a vested interest in government was a founding principle of our Republic. Candidates must be limited in the amount of money spent on elections. It is foolish to think someone can spend a billion dollars to get elected to a job that pays roughly 250,000 dollars a year.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX Government!!!!!