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Congressional Reform Amendment of 2011

Congression Reform Amendment 2011

I was watching this 1968 anti-pot movie featuring Sonny Bono, and noticed an interesting baby boomer issue. Back then, they couldn’t vote until they were 21, and as unacceptable as that was, social pressure changed it. That’s right, they created the 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds), and it took only three months and eight days to be ratified!

Why? Simple… The people demanded it!


That was in 1971... before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1-year or less to become the law of the land... all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each American citizen to share this article with at least twenty people on their friend lists; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.


Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

  •  A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (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.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.

  • Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. 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.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.


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