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Warren Buffet Has It Right!

Posted by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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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 one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure. 

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to SHARE this on Facebook or 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 2012 

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're 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/women are void effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congress 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 SHARES this on Facebook or contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Don't you think it's time?

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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JustCJ
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I posted this a few days ago and he's right on target.

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Oh sorry, I didn't see your post.

Quoting JustCJ:

I posted this a few days ago and he's right on target.


JustCJ
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM

No it's fine...I was met with a couple "hope he paid his back taxes" etc...lol. But seriously, he makes perfect sense.

Quoting blues_pagan:

Oh sorry, I didn't see your post.

Quoting JustCJ:

I posted this a few days ago and he's right on target.



blues_pagan
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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Well thanks for the heads up lol.

And yes he is right not track and makes perfect sense.  I think that our current politicians know that they can take Americans for a ride and not face any kind of back lash.  It is time for us to stand up for ourselves and get them back on track to what they were hired/voted in to do.

Quoting JustCJ:

No it's fine...I was met with a couple "hope he paid his back taxes" etc...lol. But seriously, he makes perfect sense.

Quoting blues_pagan:

Oh sorry, I didn't see your post.

Quoting JustCJ:

I posted this a few days ago and he's right on target.




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