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Old 10-25-2011   #1
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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

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 mont...hs & 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

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 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.


If you agree with the above, pass it on.

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May be a proposal that both the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street Movement could support. Other than career politicians, who would oppose it? For the 1%ers and corporations, this will increase the cost of buying a congressman.

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Snopes looked at this. The first statement is Buffett, the rest is recycled. Warren Buffett on Fixing Congress
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Old 10-27-2011   #4
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Obviously, but that's not the point. The point is, we as citizen need to expect/ demand more from the government. And if they cant hold up to their end of the bargain they need to be removed. This is the social contract therory of government our country was founded on, and that is the way it should be approached.
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