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Start Fixing Congress Forever By Replacing It Today!

 

My Name is Brian Kelly.  I am not the coach of Notre Dame.  I am from Pennsylvania and I am running for the Senate of the United States of America to help return government tothe people.

I support the idea of an eight point fix for Congress, and this is just the start..

I found the note below  in my email box and then I found a discussion of the topic on the Web. 

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/this-is-how-you-fix-congress/blog-187687/

Representing the people is not and never was intended to be a career.  The current system creates politicians from ordinary people when they choose to be in Congress for life representing their personal aspirations and careers instead of representing the people.

What is in this idea on how to fix Congress not to like? 

If I gain the favor of the people in the 2012 primary election and again in the general election, one of my first acts will be to introduce a bill that has this language or very very very similar language into the US Senate.   

Remember this key point. Fixing Congress starts at home! Harry Reid is not the only one to be replaced, and worse than that, he has four more years left. It starts right here in Pennsylvania. Robert P. Casey Jr. has not served the people of Pennsylvania. He has served himself. And, that is too bad for all of us.

 

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The following is:

From an email received on March 6, 2010. It could have been yesterday

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Subject: Fw: Fw: Fwd: THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS -
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 11:17:41 -0500
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THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!

This needs to be an amendment, not just a Act of Congress, just so they can’t change it again.

I have copied, pasted and sent this to virtually everybody on my e-mail list and that includes conservatives, liberals, and everybody in between. Even though we disagree on a number of issues, I count all of you as friends. The proposal is to promote a "Congressional Reform Act of 2012." It would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

I know many of you will say, "this is impossible." Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval of any entity in Government. Now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress - the entity charged by the Constitution to represents us. Technically, the House represents the people, and the Senate represents the states, but taken together, Congress represents the people.

We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. I would be honored to introduce such a bill to the Senate. These people will become American heroes. Please add any ideas on how to get this done.

Thanks,

 

A Fellow American

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Congressional Reform Act of 2012 (originally 2009)


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

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

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.

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.

3. 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, Congress participates with 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.

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.

5. Congress will no longer be allowed to vote themselves an “automatic” pay raise. Congressional pay will rise ONLY by the approval (vote) of the people they represent.

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.

6. Congress loses 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.

7. Congress must equally abide in 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.

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. 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.