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Saw this on a yahoo! chat thread....petition to Congress.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by printdust, Apr 23, 2011.

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  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Pretty damn good, I'd say.
    Pipe dream? Perhaps. The inmates run the asylum.

    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.

    Copy and forward this to a minimum of twenty people in
    your address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

    Congressional Reform Act of 2011
    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

    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 move to the Social Security
    system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
    and Congress participates with the American people.

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

    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 by all laws they impose on the American people.

    8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.
    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.
  2. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    Statements like this show why Yahoo is a wasteland for the future of information.

    Yeah, there are 27 amendments. But 10 of them came in one fell swoop at the start. Not sure which seven passed in the magical year or less, nor do I care.

    More Madlibs reporting.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Make it stop.
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