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Warren buffets plan to fix the country! somebody forward this to ron!

Warren Buffett, "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

No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

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.

Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

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.

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This has

Been going around email chains for about a week that I know of.

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

Apocryphal

This is a chain letter that has been circulating since 2009. The first sentence of the Buffett quote is attributable to him, but nothing else is.

See Snopes for details on the Buffett chain letter:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/buffett.asp

Does not deserve the bandwidth it's getting here, imo.

Why are we seeing so much old news and misinformation posted on DP and RPF these days? Is there a concerted effort going on to dilute the content on these sites and distract readers? I hope not.

“Wasting a vote is sometimes voting for somebody that you don't really believe in."
-Ron Paul

Done!

[from]His Almighty Majesty, Your God, Your King, The Evil Warlord Himself (god@god.gov)[/from]
[to]Ron Paul (ronpaul@ronpaul.com[/to]
[subject] Hey get a load of this crap! LULZ![/subject]
[attached] warrenbuffetsbs.txt [/attached]

Not a good idea unless you hold all offices accountable.

This could easily be used to force congress into doing something a president wants done and then they'd take the blame/lose their jobs as a result.

What if the president didn't want something passed that would help the country because he was a dumbass..Then what? Congress would be screwed again.

No this is an attempt to dismiss congress from the process all together, just a little sneakier than the Constitution killer Obama attempts and proposed actions.

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Can you imagine the line items in the budget ...

that will disappear and suddenly become trust funds and be considered an off budget item?

It's a popular idea, but it will mean nothing.

Just another diversion to wrap up the mind of the public for another year or 2.

Yep

the creative bookkeeping would flourish.

As Dr. Paul says

he doesn't like using GDP because, for example, the work being done to repair damage from hurricanes/tornadoes etc. counts toward GDP.

I like that all these famous people are NOW talking about restraining spending, but the horse has already left the gate.