Warren Buffett: I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law
that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting
members of congress are ineligible for reelection.
Here is an idea whose time has come — The
Congressional Reform Act of 2012
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A
Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when
they’re 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
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
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective
1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with legislators. Congressmen/women 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 IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
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