. . . who are truly interested in getting things done, I offer the following suggestions:
1. Make the annual salary a per diem basis. Any money made from any public appearance or speech while a member of the House or Senate, will be deducted from your annual salary.
2. While Congress and the House is in session, there will be NO vacations, trips, junkets, etc. If you miss a day, you must bring a doctors’ note or you will not be paid for that day.
3. Prior to voting on a bill, all members will be required to make available to the public, a hand-written (in your own hand-writing) synopsis of the upcoming bill to show that you have read and understand its’ content. Votes on all bills must be either yes or no. Failure to vote will forfeit the per diem pay until a vote is cast.
4. Any and all laws passed by the Senate or the Congress will apply, without exception, to all members of the House and Senate, past, present and future. By law, members of the House and Senate will not be allowed any benefits of any kind that are not available to the general public.
5. Turn the Capital Building parking lot into a trailer park. Rent will be based on the members most recently filed 1040. If you chose to live elsewhere, it will be totally at your own expense.