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Invisibleniteowl
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Time to change Congress???
    #577658 - 08/11/11 02:38 AM (5 years, 3 months ago)

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 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.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.


Congressional Reform Act of 2011


1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.



2. Congress (past, present & future) participates 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. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

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

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

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

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.

The American people did not 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.

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.

Maybe it is time for a real change.


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like a calcareous tumor or cyst
that begins growing in the personality
in the absence of hallucinogenic substances
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Re: Time to change Congress??? [Re: niteowl]
    #577660 - 08/11/11 02:47 AM (5 years, 3 months ago)

It would save a few dollars, but there are more pressing issues than saving a few dollars by cutting congressional benefits.

The people demand higher taxes on the rich rather than the poor by 70/30, yet congress doesn't act on that.


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Invisibleniteowl
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Re: Time to change Congress??? [Re: HippoSex]
    #577675 - 08/11/11 06:51 AM (5 years, 3 months ago)

That's because those rich bastards have been milking the system for too long.
They are entrenched in a system that they corrupted for their benefit not ours.

Changing their entitlement laws will go a long way towards getting rid of the carrier politician.

Getting working citizens in office (as the founding fathers wanted)
instead of these crooks, would be a huge benefit to the US.

Laws would actually get passed that need to be passed
rather than all the smoke blowing that goes on now

How could this be a bad thing to implement?


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Re: Time to change Congress??? [Re: niteowl]
    #577719 - 08/11/11 01:30 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

This would be great.

Good citizens doing for the benefit of all.

Not just the dollar.


If this doesn't work. Vote for me. I'll steal less.:rofl2:


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Re: Time to change Congress??? [Re: KaptKid]
    #577721 - 08/11/11 01:41 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

Remove politics from economic policy all together, and while we are at it, get them out of social policy too.


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Re: Time to change Congress??? [Re: DungenessDank]
    #577722 - 08/11/11 01:44 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

Amen, like politicians have ever had a positive benefit on either.


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Re: Time to change Congress??? [Re: drawde] * 1
    #577729 - 08/11/11 02:00 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

"If man is not to do more harm than good in his efforts to improve the social order, he will have to learn that in this, as in all other fields where essential complexity of an organized kind prevails, he cannot acquire the full knowledge which would make mastery of the events possible.

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.

There is danger in the exuberant feeling of ever growing power which the advance of the physical sciences has engendered and which tempts man to try, "dizzy with success", to use a characteristic phrase of early communism, to subject not only our natural but also our human environment to the control of a human will.

The recognition of the insuperable limits to his knowledge ought indeed to teach the student of society a lesson of humility which should guard him against becoming an accomplice in men's fatal striving to control society - a striving which makes him not only a tyrant over his fellows, but which may well make him the destroyer of a civilization which no brain has designed but which has grown from the free efforts of millions of individuals."

from Friedrich Hayek's Nobel Prize lecture, 1974.


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