Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Dr. Richard Selby

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.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security: All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/2011.

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.

If you agree with the above, pass it on to all in your address list.


7 Responses

  1. Wish we could add that anyone who lies, thwarts the Constitution or breaks campaign promises (like no lobbyists, health care on C-Span or public campaign funding….) could be impeached.

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  3. 1. I’m against term limits. The problem isn’t how long people are in office, but who pays for them to get there. Term limits only restrict our choices as voters.

    2. No strong opinion

    3. No strong opinion

    4. No strong opinion

    5. No strong opinion

    6. I’m for that in principle, I guess. But I don’t expect it to change anything for you or me.

    7. Okay, I guess. Don’t they now? And if so why not? Is there some good reason for an exception to something or other? Not really sure what you’re getting at.

    8. That just seems wrong to me.

    A bunch of stuff that seems immaterial to me, a couple of things I”m outright against–and nary a word about campaign finance reform, the real problem in our government today. Suffice it to say that I won’t be passing this on.

    • Thank you for the thoughtful response. I know that if you look at the record of contributions from the last campaign, it is clear that there was a lot of fraud going on….how about coming up with your own list? This is about all of us trying to work together to find solutions to this mess we find ourselves in.

  4. How can we get this enacted? There are many in agreement – but there is no link where we can go sign a petition or learn how to get personally involved in helping make this a reality. Such a great idea – but we need to put legs to this. Is any org out there trying to become a focal point for this, a place to connect and help get the ball rolling? So badly needed…..

  5. You can get it enacted if there are enough of you to elect people who support it. My guess is there are not. Convince your neighbors. And convince them that it’s at least as important as whatever other issues they already care about. That’s the place to start.

  6. Scott,
    No disrespect intended, but you either live under a rock or you directly benefit from the status quo to have such a lame attitude on this Congressional Reform Act . These leaders we elected to represent us, have been milking America dry while writing their own ticket. We have blindly given our power away to these crooks. Like sheep we believe they hold the magic secret and they are the only ones to understand how America can prosper, when they themselves are sticking the knife in our in our hearts and laughing. How can you think Sen. “Elmer Fudd” Frank should keep his job, he’s worthless. Not to mention Barbra Boxer, Nancy Peloci, Chuck Schumer, and Harry Reid are equally worthless. Get their “ Dun sold my soul to the devil” behinds out of there and get some folks that have actually lived in the real world.

    Thank You,

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