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May 25, 2012

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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 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 2011 


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  1/1/12. 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 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?

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Posted: Friday May 25, 2012, 5:31 am
Tags: corruption congress Obstructionism [add/edit tags]

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