How To Fix Congress

My dear friend Fran sent this along to me. I can’t think of a reason to disagree. Politically she’s pretty much damn near opposite of me on most things but sometimes we agree spot-on.
Proposed Congressional Reform Act of 2010

  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 moves 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, server 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 vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
    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 1/1/11 .
    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.
    Then we have to discuss the iPad which as I said in a previous post may be one of the worst named products in history. Well someone has come up with iMaxi , a case of it that will give you a spit take.
    And courtesy of Stevenson we have some dental themed music. Notice I didn’t say “my friend” because I have to have plausible deniability once you see this.
    I want to thank Adam Geller for referring me to his friend Greg. At work we finally got rid of the legendary Dell (from my post Dell Sucks and Blows) leaving one last Dell in the place. I really didn’t want to spend days doing it, and for a very reasonable price he got my Outlook contacts, 2500+ pieces of email, and all my XP settings transferred leaving me very little to do. I had everything done quickly except, oddly, my Microsoft Wireless Mouse 2000 which won’t work with the new system. And BOINC won’t work either, but I’ll figure that out Monday. Something isn’t configured right there. You gotta love Microsoft — 103 updates had to be installed for 400MB. That took longer than Greg’s whole conversion process. The thing I thought would be the most difficult — configuring the serial port to connect to our server through a serial concentrator — worked right out of the box on the first try.
    Comments are fixed for real. You do not have to be registered to comment. But, if you are, your comments will be auto-approved from the third approved comment forward. Avatars still don’t work internally but I’ve now linked to Gravatar so you can have avatars with your profile. It’s pretty cool over there and you can configure your different emails to have different avatars associated with them.

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