Office of Government Ethics


Congressional Reform Act of 2011



1. No Tenure / No Pension.


A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when

they are out of office.



2. 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, and

Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any

other purpose.



3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.



4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will

rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.



5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same

health care system as the American people.



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



7. 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, so ours should

serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.



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