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Subject: Fix Congress /End the Deficit -Pass it on

 


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.

 

 

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:09 AM, JW Daly <jw@jwdaly.com> wrote:



 

 



 


LET'S ALL WORK TO TAKE BACK AMERICA IN 2016!
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VOTE - VOTE - VOTE

" The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the
people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest
it come to dominate our lives and interests".
- Patrick Henry -



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, before e-mail, before 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.

I'm 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.



   



   
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Dear MoveOn member,

Last week we launched the Other 98% campaign by announcing the "Fight Washington Corruption" pledge—a blueprint for a better democracy written with the help of MoveOn members across the country. It calls on Congress to:
  • Overturn Citizens United to remove unlimited corporate money from politics.
  • Pass the Fair Elections Now Act to publicly finance elections.
  • Enact a Lobbyist Reform Act to reduce the influence of corporate lobbyists.

Now we've launched a huge campaign to get every member of Congress to commit to this pledge.

At the end of this month, MoveOn members will be taking this request to Representative Pete King. We'll ask him to chose between standing with big corporations or standing with us.

To convince Rep. King to stand with us we'll need to show a lot of support. We've set a goal of having 1,000 of Rep. King's constituents endorse the pledge. We need another 763.

Can you sign the "Fight Washington Corruption" pledge and then pass this on to other people in your area?

http://pol.moveon.org/sfd/ratify/local/?id=21640-8551605-jJmkJix&t=2

We'll deliver all of the signatures to Rep. King and ask him to sign the pledge too.

Over the last two years, corporations and lobbyists have been working overtime to block progressive change in Washington. We've seen insurance companies work to water down health reform; bailed-out bankers lobby to keep bonuses; and now BP is spending more than $30,000 per day to avoid responsibility for the disaster it caused.1 That's what democracy looks like when too many politicians forget to do the people's business.

But now we have a way to change that. By making candidates commit to the "Fight Washington Corruption" pledge, we can make sure that, this year, the legislators we elect are ready to work for us.

Making government work for people, again, is going to take a huge grassroots effort. Members of Congress won't stop listening to lobbyists and corporate interests until they see a huge groundswell of support for reform.

Can you sign the pledge to show Rep. King that his constituents want politics that put people over corporations? Then ask everyone you know to sign too.

http://pol.moveon.org/sfd/ratify/local/?id=21640-8551605-jJmkJix&t=3

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilyse, Duncan, Milan, Anna, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. OpenSecrets.org, accessed July 1, 2010.
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89298&id=21640-8551605-jJmkJix&t=4

Want to support our work? We're entirely funded by our 5 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.


Re: Congo Conflict Minerals Amendment attached to the Finance Reform Bill.

All conferees, on both House and Senate side, are now targets. As said before,
our Washington reps have been good on the issue, but we must call them again to give
them the ammunition to fight hard to keep out conflict minerals.
Call Senator Schumer--202-224-6542.There are also five New York area House
people on the list below.  See if yours is on the list and please call. Of course, it
would be great if you could call other names on the list as well.
Vote will occur tomorrow (Thursday), but call in the morning if you can't call today (6/23).
The relevant Brownback Amendment is 3997 to support
transparency in the mining of Conflict Minerals. The cost of such
transparency is apparently one penny per product. Approximately
6 million people have died thus far in the Congo.

Thanks so much. Won't it be wonderful if we could do this one thing to save lives in the Congo.
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Wall Street Reform Bill - Conferees

Senate

Chris Dodd (D-CT) (202) 224-2823 -
Dodd's Banking Cmte. Office:  202-224-7391
Tim Johnson (D-SD) (202) 224-5842
Jack Reed (D-RI) (202) 224-4642
Charles Schumer (D-NY) (202) 224-6542
Richard Shelby (R-AL) (202) 224-5744
Bob Corker (R-TN) (202) 224-3344
Mike Crapo (R-ID) (202) 224-6142
Judd Gregg (R-NH) (202) 224-3324
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) (202) 224-4843
Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (202) 224-4242
Tom Harkin (D-IA) (202) 224-3254
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) (202) 224-3521

House of Representatives

Howard Berman (D-CA) (202) 225-4695
Leonard Boswell (D-IA) (202) 225-3806
John Conyers (D-MI) (202) 225-5126
Elijah Cummings (D-MD) (202) 225-4741
Barney Frank (D-MA) (202) 225-5931
Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) (202) 225-8203
Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) (202) 225-6511
Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) (202) 225-2015
Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (202) 225-7944
Gregory Meeks (D-NY) (202) 225-3461
Dennis Moore (D-KA) (202) 225-2865
Gary Peters (D-MI) (202) 225-5802
Collin Peterson (D-MN) (202) 225-2165
Bobby Rush (D-IL) (202) 225-4372
Heath Shuler (D-NC) (202) 225-6401
Edolphus Towns (D-NY) (202) 225-5936
Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) (202) 225-2361
Maxine Waters (D-CA) (202) 225-2201
Mel Watt (D-NC) (202) 225-1510
Henry Waxman (D-CA) (202) 225-3976
Spencer Bachus (R-AL) (202) 225-4921
Joe Barton (R-TX) (202) 225-2002
Judy Biggert (R-IL) (202) 225-3515
Scott Garrett (R-NJ) (202) 225-4465
Sam Graves (R-MO) (202) 225-7041
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (202) 225-3484
Darrell Issa (R-CA) (202) 225-3906
Frank Lucas (R-OK) (202) 225-5565
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) (202) 225-2711
Ed Royce (R-CA) (202) 225-4111
Lamar Smith (R-TX) (202) 225-4236



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REP. TIM BISHOP (D-CD 1)

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Email: Pete.King@mail.house.gov

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Website: www.house.gov/carolynmccarthy

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Phone: 202-225-5516    Fax 202-225-5758

 

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Website:  www.house.gov/ackerman

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Local Offices

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Local Office

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 "War destroys. And we must cry out for peace.
Peace sometimes gives the idea of stillness, but it is never stillness.
It is always an active peace.
I think that everyone must be committed in the matter of peace,
to do everything that they can,
what I can do from here.
Peace is the language we must speak."
Pope Francis

 

 

 
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