Congressional term limits

Congressional term limits is a subject that rarely ever gets discussed. Obviously Congress and the 2 major political Parties are less inclined to alter their power bases to any substatial degree. But it is a subject I have discussed before. I believe it is an issue well past due. It is something we can alter.

I would love to hear the response of any and all elected officials on this subject. I cannot imagine a reason that Congressional term limits should not apply, but I am open to hear them. Specifically I would like to hear them addressed to the following 8 items. [I did not create this Congressional Reform Act of 2010 but having received it, and read it, I do agree with it.]

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
  • 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 looses 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 .
    • 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, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
  • Regardless of personal political leanings, I believe we all can agree on the above. If you do, please pass this on to others. We can make it happen, because We The People are the power of America.

    Send it to your elected officials and let’s see how they respond.

    About the Author

    Michael Vass
    Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

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