Rights Radio: The Congressional Reform Act of 2011. Citizens vs Congress. How to regain an equitable balance of political power w/ Dr. Joyce Starr. Show Date: April 14, 2011.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before personal computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.
How long might it take to turn the Congressional Reform Act of 2011 into change we can ALL believe in?
Listen to the Show and/or read below:
American senators devote 27 percent of their press releases to “partisan taunts” as compared to substance. “Partisan taunting seems to play a central role in the behavior of many senators,” declares a study by Justin Grimmer of Stanford and Gary King of Harvard.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. Term Limits: 12 years maximum with 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. Members of Congress (past, present & future) participate in Social Security.
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. Members of Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5. Congress will no longer be allowed to vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of the final Consumer Price Index or 3%.
6. Members of Congress lose their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
7. Members of Congress must abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present Members of Congress are null and void effective 1/1/12.
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.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people in the U.S. to receive the message. Perhaps OUR time has come.
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