Somebody sent me this regarding the American politics, but I’m sure a slightly revised version wouldn’t look half in Dutch politics either…..

Dré

I am sending this to a number of and that conservatives, liberals, and everybody in between. Even though we disagree on a number of , I count all of you as friends. My friend and neighbor wants to promote a "Congressional Reform Act of 2010".. 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 that represents us.

We need to get a Senator to this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American heroes.

Thanks,
Dick

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 & ) 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 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 by 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..

If you agree with the above, pass it on to some of your contacts. If
not, just delete.