I received this information from a friend today about fixing the
budget problems the US is facing. It seems to me like all of the
"fixes" that are being proposed don't really make a drop in the
bucket as far as dollar amounts.
If the following ideas were enacted the dollar savings to the
American people would be staggering. I really don't understand
how this all got to the point it is at, but I have read what the original
Founding Fathers wanted for the leadership of America, and it most
definitely was not what we have now.
Congressional leaders were supposed to serve their term and then
someone else would be elected while that person went back to their
life. Somehow it has morphed into lifelong careers with more and
more benefits being voted in for themselves while they control the
entire structure of America.
Please read and if you agree, copy and paste into an email and send
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only
3 months & 8 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 addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty
people on their address list; 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. 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 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%. 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. 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, 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. It is time.