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Congressional Reform Act of 2010


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(Received from a member, in response to JPFO's Open Letter to Congress)

(Addition/change suggestions received )



1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six year Senate terms OR 10 years as a lobbyist
B. Six Two year House terms OR 10 years as a lobbyist
C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms OR 10 years as a lobbyist.

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.

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2. No Tenure / No Pension:

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.

A. Compensation for elected and appointed officials shall be subject to a vote of the people. Only those not directly or indirectly employed by the government shall be allowed to cast a vote.

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.

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6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Additions or changes received .......

Rabbi Dovid Bendory considers the following "tweak" to #7 …… "You break the law, you forfeit your position in Congress, and you will be prosecuted just like every other citizen. That includes lying or cheating on your taxes.").

Bill G would make this addition …… Congress must use a "strict construction" of the Constitution when considering laws and abolishing those which do not do so.

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