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To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Congressional Reform - Reduce Pay and Benefits for Politicians
Reduce the annual pay of all sitting members of congress by 50%.
Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.
No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
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.
Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.
Why is this important?
Politicians in Congress want to cut the pay and benefits of our fighting men and women because they haven't been able to effectively manage our money over the years. Yet, how many pay increases have they self-approved for themselves when the other 99% of Americans are struggling every day to make ends meet.
Politicians get life-long benefits for severing only one term when our military sons and daughters have to serve at least 20 years for lesser benefits. No politician should earn $100,000+ a year in retirement when they are suppose to be a public servant working for the American people.
Sign this petition to once and for all reduce the pay and benefits of politicians who are put in office to serve the American people; not their own selfish goals.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
Our Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
• Congress Members (Representatives and Senators): $174,000
• Senate and House Majority/Minority Leaders: $193,400
• Cabinet Members: $199,700
• Speaker of the House: $223,500