Saturday, November 15, 2014


I think we found where the cuts should be made!

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 Ditto last line

Average Salary of a teacher . . . . . . . $40,065

Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . $38,000

The Buffet Rule

We must support this...pass it on and let’s see if politicians understand what people pressure is all about . . . S.L.

Warren Buffet, 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 one (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 2014

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 effective12/1/14. 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 back to work.

If you agree, pass it on. If not, turn the page and go to the next part of the Internet . . .



  1. Everytime I read about the perks that these people receive I go wild. I also like that they vote themselves raises. Nice touch.

  2. Agree 110%. However, congress would just figure a way to "cook the books" so that there is never a deficit greater than 3% of GDP. Just like when they took out energy costs in calculating CPI.

  3. They ignore the Constitution already by exempting themselves from the laws they pass. What will change it this time? Warren Buffet is a hypocrite anyway. He talks a good game on the rich paying more taxes but his company owes over a billion in back taxes and he is fighting it. Then there is his support of O who is blocking Keystone. Whose train cars do you think move all that oil south?
    You wont change Congress with an amendment unless it's tied up in a rope. Real consequences for their self serving action is the only remedy in IMHO

  4. What's this "for life" nonsense?

    When you make a claim like this, it would be helpful if you would source it.

  5. How much do those czars make a year? And how long do they receive those bennies?