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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

NO MORE! And I love this where do I sign?

I got this email from a friend and I loved it so much I am cutting and pasting it here.  Thanks my little alien friend; and seeing the upset over Mr. Kennedy's former seat going to a Republican should wake up politicians.  The commoners are pissed and maybe yesterday's election will wake up those to this one true fact.  What I especially like is in Febuary, there will be elections held in Texas; I am wondering if Representative Hinojosa is sweating?

We are a government by the People and for too long you (politicians) have been acting as if we are SHEEPLE.

"I like this!


I am sending this to my e-mail list and that includes conservatives, liberals, and everybody in between. Even though we disagree on a number of issues, I count all of you as friends. My friend and neighbor wants to promote a "Congressional Reform Act of 2010." It would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

I know many of you will say, "this is impossible." Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval of any entity in Government, now is the time when Americans can join together to reform Congress - the entity that "represents" us .

We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the U.S. Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the U.S. House. These people will become American hero's.

Thanks,
A Fellow American
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Congressional Reform Act of 2010
1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six year Senate terms B. Six Two year House terms or
C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

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.

2. No Tenure / No Pension: A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

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.

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.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term(s), then go home and back to work.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans .

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.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

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.

6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

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.

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

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.

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/2011.  The American people did not make these 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 with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete."

I like number 8 especially since, I am retired military and not only have my promised benefits been taken or changed depending on congressional, judicial, or budgetary whim.  Our pay scale is also contigent on merit and yet gets greatly reduced upon retirement. AND THEN TAXED at a higher rate by the Internal Revenue Service. Number 9 is a blessing too, since I have a firm suspicion nearly all members of both the House and Senate on 'dole of lobbyists' especially the auto, drug, food, farm, and insurance industries.

///SIGNED///
Politicially Motivated Chicken
from inside the coop

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