This is how you fix congress (Pass it along)

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Image from Warren Buffett interview with CNBCThat was the title of the e-mail that I received. Normally I would have just sent it off to the waste bin but this time I actually read it since it was from a family member. It is one of those pass it along e-mails, you know the kind that tell you to pass it on to get something more in your life. This time it is to get something more for our nation the United States Of America. Since I don’t send out those types of e-mails I am going to sen\d it all out to you right here so that more then just the 20 people can read it. If you yourself want to pass it on that is fine but it is a message worth passing along.

By the way I did check out about if Warren actually said the words and her did. Click here to see the whole unedited video with Warren Buffett

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 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 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.


Normally I don’t take and quote big blocks of text but this time I felt that it was important for you to see the whole text and be able to see for yourself just how right it is. The entire Congress should get off the Hill right now and never be allowed to run again for what they have done to our nation. This is OUR nation and not just theirs and it is our right to demand that they be held accountable for their actions for they would sure as hell demand that we be accountable.

So think about what is being said here and how it might be able to help the USA and really any country with elected officials. If they do not do what is right for the country then they should not be there. Right now the Hill is a preschool yard where they do not have to answer for anything that they do. It is time that they pay up and start acting like adults and not just a bunch of whiny kids that need their diapers changed.

We all need to go back and read the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights as well as the Constitution then maybe we might actually get change in this nation. It is the lack of education that the government keeps killing that is the real problem to many of things going wrong in this country. Our so called leaders know this but they just don’t want you to know, at least that is the way I see and feel about it. What you think is up to you and you definitely should think!