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Congressional Reform Act 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.

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 like each and every other American.

5. CONGRESS WILL NO LONGER VOTE THEMSELVES a PAY RAISE
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 2.5%.

6. CONGRESS LOSES THEIR CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Congress will participate in the same health care system as the American people.

7. CONGRESS MUST EQUALLY ABIDE by ALL LAWS
No special exemptions or treatment.

8. ALL CONTRACTS WITH PAST AND PRESENT CONGRESSMEN ARE VOID
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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.
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Contemplation - www.RC123.com
Some Opinion:

There had been and is still a lot of controversy over this issue and there are some very good opinions for and against this proposed reform act.

At first glance it seems all very clear but with further investigation there comes to light more than a few very good opinions and clarifications about the truth of it all.

Apparently there are points made in it that are stated as facts but are incorrect.

A lot of people are frustrated with government but we should look for the truth instead of jumping on the bandwagon because of a lot of hyperbole.

Term limits:
If a person is doing an outstanding great job and the people want them, why not keep them? The will of the people should come before a term limit. If the Congressperson is a bum the people will know it and vote differently next election.

Tenure in Congress:
There is no tenure in Congress. The statement concerning tenure is just not true. Congress persons still have to be elected.

Social Security:
As of 1984 all congress persons pay into the social security.

The 26th amendment:
The truth is that soon after World War 2 the debate was on about the right to vote at age 18. The law didn't pass until mid 1971. The big publicity issue that finally gave it public impetus was the media pointing out that military men and women were dying in Viet-Nam but not able to vote until age 21.

Challenge:
OK! Everybody, here is a challenge for you. Do some reading and research to find out how many points made in the proposed amendment are untrue.

©roger chartier 1 /18 / 2011
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Congressional Reform Act 2011

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