Each Member of COngress and the White House should be audited annually by IRS to ensure that taxes have been paid. I'm tired of news bulletins about Congressman X being found to be behind in taxes or not paying any AFTER they are in office. If you are running...5 years returns should be audited. When you are in, it's annual. This would generate money (judging from all the ones who have been caught thus far.) By auditing ...more »
We currently pay SSI benefits to a parent of a disabled child. The maximum amount payable is $674.00 per month. We pay this amount to a parent even if the parent is an illegal alien who does not have a social security number. If this parent, who does not have a social security number, has several disabled children, SSI will pay up $674.00 per month per child. There is not a maximum amount payable per family. ...more »
Make members of Congress where patches on their clothing like NASCAR drivers to show who is giving them special interest money. This would generate money for the government through the ad revenues and would let the public know what companies and people are financing our elected officals.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure. Congressional Reform Act of 2011 1. Term Limits. 12 years ...more »
Consider the benefits provided to Members of Congress. Members of the Senate serve just one term in office and receive a pension--federal employees must serve the people of the United States of America for 30 years in order to receive a pension. Members of Congress--both House and Senate, receive expense accounts for which they are not accountable. Expense accounts should be established on a reimburseable system. There ...more »