Monday, July 30, 2012

Received This Email . . .

Winds of Change....

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 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 2012
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 12/31/12. The American people did not make this contract 
with Congressmen /women. Congressmen/women 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. 
Don't you think it's time?
If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete. 
You are one of my 20+.
Please keep it going.


Race Bannon said...

Just think, Barney Frank got rich off of us, and we will pay him for the rest of his life...

Randy-g said...

I would love to see a Congress abide by the laws they impose on us. Not likely in my lifetime...

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Race, thanks ... there went breakfast.

Mr. AOW said...

Trump has20/20 hindsight!

Opus #6 said...

I would love to see this enacted in my lifetime.

amanofwonder said...

Not a Buffet fan but I agree with what is said here.

Need to go back to state rule, accepting CA, OR, IL, NY, WA, NV, NJ, MA, MS, MT, OH, PN, yada yada, never mind.

Self rule rules.

Brooke said...


#1 alone would clear out that cesspool like a room full of roaches when the lights are flipped on!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Mr. better than enormous hind end.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Opie, I'm with you all the way on that one.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Wonderman, I'm not a fan either, but I sure do like this idea.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brooke, works for me too.

Scott Way said...

Great thoughts, but you must realize you are spitting in the wind...Congresssional perks are not negotiable...VERBOTEN!

Sandee said...

Yep they all get rich don't they. Poor when they show up and rich when they leave. Insider trading is okay for them.

Have a terrific day. :)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Scott, just dreaming.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, it's a great business huh.

edutcher said...

Certainly gets my vote.

This is the way the country used to work.

Before the income tax and limitless spending.

I'm just finding it hard to believe this belongs to Buffett.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, I think it was the 17th amendment what done us in.

Ron Russell said...

That would be a great start, but would do little to solve the economic mess we find ourselves in. Talk about free-loaders, congress is full of them and they protect their gravy train very well.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, I would love to put a bounty on the whole bouch.