Can Congress Be Fixed This Easy?

My sent me an e-mail today, suggesting we get on board with the: “Congressional Reform Act of 2009”.

This “Reform Act” would contain eight provisions, all of which would presumably have been strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights..

The spark for this is; “Congress’ holding the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government and now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress into the entity that represents us.

There is work being done to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House.

The feeling is, These people will become American heros..

Here is the recommendation:
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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

(Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.)

2. No Tenure / No Pension:
A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates 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, Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

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 system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

Would,,, could this really happen? And Would/Could this realy work?

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