Congressional Reform Act of 2011

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  1. Synthaholic
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    Just got this in an email. I don't know if it's true, bullshit, from Buffett, not from Buffett, or anything else about it.

    But I like it!



    [FONT=&quot]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 only3 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 United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.


    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Congressional Reform Act of 2011[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    1. No Tenure / No Pension.
    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are 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 U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

    THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
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    The Democrat Senators will never go for it.

    DOA.
     
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    Not bad but you need to reform who can give money in an election.
     
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    Get Money Out


    Sign it! Get your friends to sign it!
     
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    Only Truthmatters should be allowed to give money to politicians. That way we can trust that it is going to the right people.
     
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    I can see why you only consider yourself a hobbyist. Even if you do spell it wrong.
     
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    Is there a problem with Truthmatters? So you want to be the arbitor of political largesse.

    Can we trust you?
     
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    Really? Whose rights do you want to trample now?
     
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    It would take a constitutional amendment to do this.
     
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    Really? Were going to fix congress's addicition to lobbiest money by attacking proper and justified income and benifits.

    Thats fucking smart -not-
     

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