Create the Congressional Reform Act of 2012
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Create the Congressional Reform Act of 2012

    1. Gayle Crosetti
    2. Petition by

      Gayle Crosetti

      Charlotte, NC

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "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 re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail,
cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will
have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed

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

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 do.

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 people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this
contract with Congressmen/women.

Congress 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.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
the message. Don't you think it's time?


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amar Kumar TORONTO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      Let's make politicians accountable for their actions.... like every other job in the world

    • Barbara Banks STACY, MN
      • over 1 year ago

      The 28th Amendment will serve the American people for having a honest and fair government that will uphold our right to have a government by the people, for the people being served first; and not for members of Congress and White House Administrations being those who are first served.

    • John Wallace GILMER, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because we simply MUST get our debt under control, and politicians are not capable of doing it without being forced by the people!

    • Daniel Nurick LAS VEGAS, NV
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is the way it was intended

    • Russell DeLap BROOKFIELD, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      cause they are in it for themselves and they are no better than anyone else


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