Are you aware of the Congressional Reform Act of 2011 and
2012? No action has been taken by either the House or Senate. Please contact
our TN State Senators: Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and House
Representatives: David Roe, John Duncan, Charles Fleischmann, Scott Desjarlais,
Jim Cooper, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Stephen Fincher, and Steve Cohen to
"stand up, do what is right and just" to implement this Congressional
Reform Act, which follows:
As a citizen of the United States, I find the actions of
career lawmakers reprehensible. I believe in the vision of our founding fathers
in creating citizen legislatures. I am asking you to hold our leaders past,
present, and future to the same rules and limits that every citizen must
follow. While I understand that this causes a hardship on you and your
envisioned career, I am only asking you to be the leaders we elected you to be
and make hard decisions that benefit our country and the people you represent.
Congressional Reform Act of 2012:
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
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, and future) participates in
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 the day this is signed into law.
The American people did 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. This would stop our elected officials
from becoming career politicians and hopefully curtail corruption.