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Petitioning Huffington Post and 8 others

Stop Congress From Voting Itself Raises & Take Their Pensions

Citizens, unless we put a stop Congressional greed then they will not stop themselves no matter what condition our budget might be in.  They do not care enough about our deficit to initiate a cut (on their salaries and benefits) so it is up to us - the people to do so.  Stop Congress from voting itself raises without a national vote.  They shall receive a salary during office and nothing afterwards.  If teachers can't have tenure then congressmen/women should not have tenure.  Also, they shall not have a raise for the next 5 years.  They will have a salary freeze and cap like other workers and a  15% cut in their salaries.      They will have the SAME social security and medical plan as all citizens.          
Letter to
Huffington Post
Barbara Boxer
John Conyers
and 6 others
Black Congressional Caucas
Color of Change Organization
Move on Organization
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
Congressional Reform Act of 2012
> 1. Term Limits.
> 8 years only, one of the possible options below..
> A. Two four-year Senate terms
> B. four Two-year House terms
> C. One eight year Senate term and four Two-Year House term limits
> 2. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office unless after five years in office theythemselves invest in a retirement plan.
> 3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in regular Social Security like ALL citizens.
> 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 can do.
> 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 are void
> effective immediately.
> The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen (most are illegal).
> 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.