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rsbs
Veteran Advisor

Buffett Rule Amendment

 

 

The BUFFETT Rule

 

Let's see if they 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!

 

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

 

If you agree, pass it on.

2 Replies
jleithliter1961
Frequent Contributor

Re: Buffett Rule Amendment

Are you saying all of those figures are retired pay or just the president? The house has sent s bill to Obama limiting the retired pension to $200K and also something about cutting that according to how much they make working after their term is over. I wonder if Obama will sign it.
rsbs
Veteran Advisor

Re: Buffett Rule Amendment

none of them should get a pension, special health coverage, or any other

perks. If they don't have enough means to afford four or six years of public

service they should not run for the office.

We don't need any more Harry Reids, LBJ's, Obama's, Clinton's, etc. The

whole group are nothing more than grifters.

And lobbying as a career after public service should be treated as bribery,

too, and punished as such.

This "Buffet Rule" was forwarded to me by a democrat friend, btw.