Put Sanity Back in Congress
Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one
of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: “I could end the deficit in 5
minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there
is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all
sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.
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, e-mail, 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. Warren
Buffet is 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
will have the message. This is one idea
that really should be passed around.
Act of 2011
1. No Tenure / No Pension — A Congressman collects a salary
while in office and receives no pay when he/she is 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
it is time.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just
delete. You are one of my 20+ persons. Please
keep this message moving forward!
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