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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Buffet Rule

Warren Buffett is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask each of those to do likewise.  In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is an idea that should be passed around.  
Let's see if these idiots understand what people pressure is all about.
Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . .. . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE.
Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE. This is stupid
Salary of Speaker of the House .. . . . .. . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE. This is really stupid
Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . .. . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE. Stupid
Average Salary of a teacher . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .$40,065
Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . .. . . .. $38,000
Here’s where the cuts should be made!
Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could end the deficit in five 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 three months and eight 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 Buffett 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 2017
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 3/1/17. 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 go 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. It's time!


  1. Warren Buffett should have proposed this before the election.

  2. this was originally published 10/23/11. the forward was added by an unknown party. norman spreading fake news again!

    1. how is it a fake if Buffett did come out with it.

  3. Norman reprinted something he found on the internet as others have its not fake .
    Your hate for him has overwhelmed your mental ability to function in day to day society.
    you should seek help, perhaps a counselor and either start taking meds or stop the illegal ones your taking.

    The Road Runner...

  4. one other thing should be added all people who serve in the congress and senate should be made to make their income tax and their investment portfolio`s public knowledge that would out them on what they get from lobbyists divided loyalty like in the style of our own walt helmick .... and while we are at it how about full disclosure and ten years tax returns for our president elect Donald j. rump

  5. hey and what about our own joe manchin one has to wonder how much stock and campaign cash he got from mylan drugs know the company his daughter runs and of course joe sits on a committee that over sees drug companies lets not forget the eppie pens that mylan just up the price on there just will not be a senerio that would make me vote for that creep for senate in two years.. almost forgot the fake diploma he got for his daughter from WVU


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