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Charles Cooley

McConnell said the top priority of the Republicans is to make President Obama a one term president. They place this above jobs for the unemployed, the wars in the Middle East and problems with the environment. I believe him. Their strategy is to do everything they can to focus the President's attention on the economy and the lack of jobs until the election in 2012 by preventing the government from doing anything to improve job prospects. They would like to see the stock market crash as it did in 1929 when President Hoover took the rap for it. They care nothing about the people and the country. To that end they are refusing to raise the debt limit no matter what. The know that their actions will cause more job loss and suffering but they don't care. I think the voters will see this before the 2012 election and it will backfire in their faces.


*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 ten people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.


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