Can we include public flogging as a punishment for congressional misbehavior?
Just a thought...
From my friend @ConservativeGal
On Sunday 5th September 2010
THIS IS HOW TO FIX CONGRESS!
We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American heroes. The bills would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the original Constitution and Bill of Rights.
I know that many of you will say "this is impossible." Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government. Now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress - the entity that represents us.
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
C. One, Six-year Senate term and three,
two-Year House terms.
This applies to all Senate and Congressional Aides as well.
2. No Tenure/No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when he/she is out of office.
3. Congress (past, present, and future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund will be moved 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 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 1/1/2011. The American people did not make these contracts with Congressmen. They made them for themselves.
9. Lobbying Congress will be illegal and, if committed by a former Senator or House Representative, it will be considered a felony.
Serving in Congress is an honor; not, a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serving their term(s), then going home and back to work.
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