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Congressional Reform - 2012
  • Petitioned Congress of the United States of America

This petition was delivered to:

Speaker of the House
Congress of the United States of America
Director of Communications
Tom Fontana

Congressional Reform - 2012

    1. Catherine Young
    2. Petition by

      Catherine Young

      Concord, NC

We, the People, of the United States of America do hereby demand that the following provisions be instituted as the Congressional Reform Act of 2012. 

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 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. 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.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • sandie weems SCHAUMBURG, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      these people should be given PINK SLIPS, NO INSURANCE, NO BENEFITS, NO VACATION PAY, NO SICK PAY, NOTHING - JUST THE DOOR OUT! this is disgusting! our country is in dire straits and about to collapse, people are losing everything every day and they think they deserve raises??? FOR WHAT - THEY CAN'T EVEN PASS A BUDGET WITH OUT PLAYING PARTY POLITICS! guess the country means nothing to them

    • Rhonda Pella LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      We can change how Congress works - I urge everyone on FB to sign!

    • Christopher Bell WAYLAND, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      Congress are employee of the people. So I they make a law for the people they should have to live by that law too.

    • Michele Elkins ST LOUIS, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      Every thing should be fair and equal if it is valid. Other than that what and who are we honoring, trusting and believing in.

    • Charles Billiter PINE BLUGG, AR
      • over 1 year ago

      I support this. The present system is in chaos. Time to clean house, and reset the balance of order. Power to the People!


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