Since the candidates have been decided, there has been many themes I’ve noticed that are recurring for the most part in the Republican field. This is ones of them; Running away from opposition. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a video of one of the candidates out doing a public appearance and someone asking them a controversial question and the candidate almost immediately shuts down and/or ignores the question. In this case, Michelle Bachmann gets schooled by an 8 year old kid. Just watch her reaction after he says what he says. Classic.
Earlier today I saw a post about Billionaire Warrern Buffett saying he “Could fix Congress in 5 minutes.”
Now I’m still in the process of verifying this actually came from his mouth, but I’m 99% sure it is. I’ve always been an avid follower & admirerer of the man & this certainly seems like it came out of his mouth. I would also like to say that I love aboslutely everything about this statement. Does it fix ALL of Americas problems? Absolutely not. But it sure as hell does fix having a bought Congress. It goes back to what our founding fathers used as the platform in which they built this country, something the Tea Party CLAIMS they are for (which they’re clearly not, atleast a majority of them anyway.) So here it is, exactly how I saw it this morning:
“Warren Buffett, “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.
*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 work.
Everyone that knows me personally, has me on Facebook, follows me on Twitter etc, knows that I’m a very political person. But this week has been an abnormally disturbing week for me in regards to what’s going on in Wall Street. Peaceful protests have been turned into police brutality mania. Why this is not being covered extensively on mainstream news stations is beyond me, but the Anthony Weiner nonsense was covered 24/7 by every form of news media possible. The first clip is from an MSNBC broadcast & the second is the unedited uncensored footage captured by a peaceful protestor. You tell me……is THIS the America you’ve envisioned & fight for?