Friday, October 28, 2011

Congress should be ineligible for reelection of GDP is about 3%
What a novel idea!

Warren Buffett, was interviewed on Thursday July seven 2011 and during his interview, he was asked what he would do about the deficit.
""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."

this is such a simple and novel idea coming from someone with a proven successful background... I'll see why we shouldn't work to implement it.

One of the arguments already is that once Congress (or anybody else) gets into office, the first thing that they do after they settle in is to start campaigning for reelection.

Congress and the president both however have too many rules and regulations that they pass for us (their bosses) that they are excluded from.

Below, there is been this little message that has gone viral around the Internet claiming that it's Warren Buffett's idea for the 28th amendment. By the way, Warren Buffett denies that he came up with these ideas... in either case, they sound good.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*_

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 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congressmen/women 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.

according to CNBC,An attorney in St. Louis, Jarrad Holst points out that there is actually a way under article 5 of the U.S. Constitution titled "convention for proposing amendments" to enact the idea without the corporation of Congress.

Congress's approval ratings are at an all time low... perhaps now, it's time to start looking at real change.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

it starts with "100 US military personnel"

KRBN Internet news talk commentary --

President Obama notified Congress that he is deploying 100 US troops to battle, oops I mean,"advisors" to help remove Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, an international criminal court fugitive from the battlefield.

The LRA itself has been accused of two decades of murder, rape and kidnapping.

President Obama pointed out the the troops although they will be "combat-equipped", they will only fight in self-defense.[more from USA Today]

I guess president Obama is suffering from what is typically known as the "swelled head syndrome" after "bagging" Osama bin Laden and an Al Qaeda leader.

However, while the gesture in helping out Africa might be a good one... we here at home are in pretty sad shape both economically and with their own security (read: our open borders)

But this is also another example especially in the 21st century were a sitting president can without the authorization of Congress send troops overseas and risk getting us involved in a another conflict no matter what name you give it.

"I remember how past military deployments intended to further worthy humanitarian goals, whether it was peace-keeping operations in Lebanon or Somalia, resulted in tragedies that we never intended or expected" said Senator John McCain

As president Obama pointed out in his letter to Congress, the 100 troops are there on an advisory role however, will not fire unless fired upon.

let's think about this for a minute...

"Will not fire unless fired upon..." as we send 100 troops into a hot battle area I would think that at some point in time there's going to be a bullet flying in their basic direction which of course gives us all PERMISSION to get involved.

Remember, the Vietnam War (and a few others) was only a "police action" and never technically considered a war.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Campaign Finance Reform:

"10 months before election. public forums shall be broadcast twice monthly. each forum shall be assigned to a different network abc, nbc, cbs, fox, cnn, each network shall be given 2 commercial breaks of 3min duration per hour-no more. There shall be no charge to the candidates for this exposure, but candidates are required to attend. Candidates are allowed to solicit and spend no more that 3 million dollars on promotion outside these forums ."

This is a begining and I would like help - please post comments.

I know there are many things in our government that need changing, but we need to start somewhere so lets make it easier for real - logical people to get into office.

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