This is a discussion on how to fix the debt and congress...By Warren Buffet within the Politics forums, part of the Main Category category; Warren Buffet is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in ...
Warren Buffet is asking everyone 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 U.S. will have the message.
This is one idea that really should be passed around.
We're ALL in this mess together ... it's up to us to fix it ... for our
Read and pass on to 20 of your friends...
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 any time 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 and 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
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
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
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective
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
for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message.
Don't you think it's time?
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
If you agree, pass it on.
We're ALL in this mess together ... it's up to us to fix it
This is typical email chain idiot fodder.
Buffet did make a similar statement in July 2011 in an interview. However, he certainly doesn't need to encourage mass emailing to get his point across.
There are 10 different types of people in the world; those that understand binary and those that don't.