Congressional Reform of 2010
Serving in Congress is an honor, and not intended to be an entitlement program or a career. Our Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
1. Term Limits: An individual may serve in Congress for a maximum of 12 years. The 12-year limit may be accumulated as 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.
2. No Tenure: A member of congress may collect a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
3. All members of Congress (past, present & future) participate 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, all members of Congress participate along with the American people.
4. Members of Congress must purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.
5. Members of Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Annual Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6. Members of Congress must participate in the same health care system as the American people.
7. Members of Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 11:59pm on December 31, 2010.