Congress

Who knows if Jimmy Buffet’s bro Warren actually said this, but it’s attributed to him…

>     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.
>
>         THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
>
>         If  you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.
>         You  are one of my 20+.. Please keep it  going.

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