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  • Greg Cannon
       A lie can travel halfway round the world while truth is putting on its shoes!      Mark Twain  A day without work is a day without food!    
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 25, 2011
      "A lie can travel halfway round the world while truth is putting on its shoes!"      Mark Twain 
      A day without work is a day without food! 
      This is bipartisan in nature and is going to both Democrat and Republican. We should all seriously consider helping with the change suggested below.

      This is something I will fight for and I hope you will too. This is short so please read it all the way through, and then forward. You will be glad you did. 
      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.

      I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list;  in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

      In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.  This is one idea that really should be passed  around.

      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.

      If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the  U.S.) to receive the message.  Maybe it is time.


      If you agree with the above, pass it on.   If not, just delete.

      You are one of my 20+.  Please keep it going.
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