Here is a copy of an email FWD I received a few days ago:
The BUFFETT Rule
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 is 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.
And might I add there needs to be a healthy and long overdue resurrection of impeachments, recalls and/or prosecutions of the rampant criminal and treasonous congressional activity in DC. Of course in this case they lose everything. Please understand congress has made it clear zero tolerance and the use of violent force is good enough for the people.
I'm sorry.. You don't like our people in uniforms being referred to as Nazi's? They have violently, illegally, and brutally ASSAULTED unarmed women, children and elderly people. For oil companies no less.
And obviously some of them even got great pleasure from beating on unarmed girls!
Now as they say if it looks like a duck.. walks like a duck.. quacks like a duck.. Follows illegal orders like a duck.. Has no problem using violence on defenseless innocent people like a duck... Has no problem breaking the law to impose government/oil company agenda like a duck.. Acts completely true to form in every way like a duck...
..it's a Nazi!!
Am I wrong about this? Are they boy scouts helping grandma cross the street? Good Samaritans stepping in to help some one being wronged? Uniforms protecting and serving the people? No they are not doing any of that. They are being blatant and shameless ducks!!! No problem because they are ducks.
What happened? Did the 4,000 vets leave the NoDAPL camp so now cowardly ducks are all macho again against unarmed women and children? Would this be some major self esteem issue thing we need to do violence on unarmed and defenseless women and children to feel like a man?
I found this:
Live From Standing Rock With Mitra Singh (1/19/2017) Cops Crossed To Our Side Of The Bridge!
As I understand it "crossing the bridge" is entering into Native American sovereign territory. Same exact thing as crossing the border into Canada to assault the Canadians for oil company sport.
Quack, Quack, Quack.. wave Swastika!
Ed: All good ducks need illegal orders to follow from a dictator don't they?
When I was in school I absolutely hated history. I mean we're talking a clinical aversion to it. Entering the history class I would completely shut down and hide myself away in some internal locked and secret key access only space in my mind till it all went away. The school history teachers, I am proud to say, NEVER found that key!
Life is so strange and who would have known later in my life, call it evolutionary, I became absolutely fascinated and even somewhat addicted to history in all its shapes and forms. Concerning human evolutionary history it seems to me along that historical path there were key pivotal and crucial events that happened which defined where and who we are today as a species.
Trading in fins for legs and arms
To me this advance in our evolution is just amazing and even somewhat.. insane? Who was it that first came up with the idea that rather than just floating around in a 3D environment of water we should leave it so we can drag and crawl ourselves around on land is beyond my comprehension or ability to understand. But that is what happened. We left the water. Was someone running a special on lungs or what? No no no.. you don't want gills. Lungs are all the rage! To this day this change of course up the evolutionary tree is still hotly debated in many circles about the rational behind this decision.
I received an email newsletter last Friday from the Lakota People’s Law Project calling for help to stop the DAPL by defunding it. People are asked to sign a petition and/or close accounts held by banks that are funding the DAPL. They even suggest alternate banks to use instead that I assume are more environmental/Native American friendly.
From their newsletter/website:
The movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) continues into the new year, and the Lakota people need your support now more than ever. President Obama’s denial of the permit to drill beneath Lake Oahe hasn’t deterred the pipeline’s developers, Energy Transfer Partners. They immediately vowed to ignore the order, and President elect Donald Trump has already stated he will ensure the pipeline is finished once he takes office.
Lake Oahe, for those unaware, IS the Missouri River. A tributary of the Mississippi River. Should an incident happen there everyone downstream will be affected. We're talking people counted in the MILLIONS. And this stuff can never really be backed out or cleaned up. Only massive amounts of time will remove it.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe call themselves "Water Protectors" not "Protesters". With only their bodies to use against giant forces such as big oil and Wall Street they have already won some major victories. The one I think is most significant is they brought the whole pipeline issue to the nation's attention. Something that has been kept very quiet and away from the public conscience. And for good reason they have a terrible safety history. And the terrible history is compounded by the fact with spills they often times do NOT really clean up and entire communities are decimated instead. Why would they endure that expense? There is no government there holding them TRULY accountable.
Water is life, oil is death. Understand everything traveling though these pipes will eventually and ultimately all end up in the environment! There is no such thing as "Safe" with this stuff. It needs to remain in the ground. This insanity has to end sometime or it will surely end us.
We've all heard of climate change. You know? The latest and greatest global ecological man made disaster we should all fear. Created after the global warming fear didn't pan out as valid. Of course, like with the defunct global warming fear, we are all gonna die if we don't demand a totalitarian world government to save us.
This rule by fear is getting really old. What imaginary fear should I be afraid of today that only more government control can imaginary save me from?
Global warming failed miserable as a fear. The data just did not support the claim. Even with all the corrupt science thrown at us, you remember the hockey stick, it was kinda comical to hear them explain why it is getting colder because of global warming! So now they had to shift to fear climate change instead as the reason we all need a (NWO certain death) totalitarian world government to save us from certain death. Here's a news flash.. that is what climate does.. CHANGE!! Always has for billions years and always will. I figure they're are safe with that bogus fear as 'See! We told you it would change! We need the NWO to stop it!!' OMG they can stop climate change!!?? They are GOD now!!!
Not the government's fault mind you. The "Environmental Protection Agency" didn't work because it wasn't big enough. We need more government so it won't happen again.. till the next time that is. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the EPA is completely corrupted and will fine you into insolvency but be a corporation destroying the environment biblical and the fines are a paltry fraction of your daily profits by doing so.
The false fears of global warming and climate change are now part of everyone's lexicon. The real global environmental fear we should all be focused on instead is rarely found in anyone's lexicon much less the government wanting to save us from it though they really could.
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