Sent: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Subject: Excellent Proposal!
I don't know if this is factual or just a dream proposal, but it should go forward and be put into operation now!
They worked Only 111 of the year's 365 days.So many members of Congress are retiring in hopes of "locking-in" their future retirement payments.Currently, their monthly retirement checks are equal to their monthly salaries.They hope to freeze their retirement as it stands.
The Congressional Reform Act:1– No Tenure / No Pension.A Congressman / Woman, collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.No more perks go with them.2– Congressman / Woman (past, present & future) participate 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 purposes.3– Congress must purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.4– Congress will no longer vote themselves pay increases. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%5– Congress's current Healthcare System is terminated, and they participate in the same Healthcare System as the American people.6– Congress must abide by all the laws they impose on the American people7– All contracts with past and present Congressman / Woman are void.The American people did not make these contracts with Congressmen / Women.The Congress made all these contracts for themselves.Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators serving their terms, then going home and back to work, and not get all kinds of freebies!