Warren Buffett – How to Fix Congress

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

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

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

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

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.


If you  agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.