Thomas Jefferson once wrote:
“To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt…I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple”
Like a freight train, some ideas are difficult to get moving down the tracks. We must not give up, and we must remain confident in our direction as we guide America back on track. Please take the time to read about the Congressional Reform Act of 2010. This bill may not be perfect, but we must start somewhere.
Many will say, “This is impossible”. It isn’t. Congress has the lowest approval of any entity in Government, now is the time when Americans can join together to bring us back to a representative government that is bound by the Constitution.
It will require a brave Senator that has the confidence and the will to introduce this bill, or a similar bill, in the US Senate, and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American hero’s…and those in congress who oppose it should become “former” members of government. That is our leverage—to receive our vote to be elected/reelected in November we require support for these changes—not a year from now, not after debates before empty chambers, and not with hollow statements until the idea dies – but NOW – before the November election!
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, not career politicians—serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
Please keep this message in front of all politicians running for office and send it to your current congressman. Bring it up at town halls and ask your friends and neighbors to consider voting only for politicians that are willing to standup for meaningful change in the structure of our government. We are not looking for hope and change, just change.
Congressional Reform Act of 2010
1. Lifetime 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 looses 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 contracts 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.
If you agree share this with all your friends.
For more information on how you can affect change in our great American States click on term limits
Red Dog, out…