[Rushtalk] The Buffet Rule

Tom Matiska tom.matiska at att.net
Wed Sep 24 09:50:16 MDT 2014


Limits sound good but are likely to have the opposite result.   My first Christmas at the Post Office I realized the inspectors were baiting me.  Turned out they were aiming for the dozen seasonal hires that were sorting packages next to the machine I was servicing.  Simple fact known to the Postal Inspectors is people facing certain unemployment in January were less honest than career types.   Tom



On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:50 AM, Steven Laib <stevenlaib at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
 


We are paying these problem children a huge amount and look what we get.  Unlike the bar staff the take care of themselves no matter what.  Public office was not supposed to be a career.  Pensions should be superfluous because the people involved were taking time off from regular jobs to serve.  WDC should not be a gravy train for useless people who a nothing but glib talkers.  

BTW, I am also in favor of limiting government employment to, perhaps a maximum of 5years. 

SDL

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On Sep 24, 2014, at 9:40 AM, Tom Matiska <tom.matiska at att.net> wrote:


Years ago a man who managed the bar for a Vegas Casino told me how much the resgisters went up when he paid his bartenders more.  A simple case of taking care of your employees or they take care of themselves.   I have no problem with our elected servants having good pay and retirement packages,   What most begs for limits is what they make in addition to their official pay.    Buffet should know better.  Tom
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>On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:27 AM, Steven Laib <stevenlaib at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
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>This is a good start, but is missing something.  Presidents should get no pay while in office.  They don't need it.  Everything is already taken care of.  Next, they get no pension and no security after leaving office.  
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>> On Sep 23, 2014, at 9:49 PM, "John A. Quayle" <blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:
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>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Subject: FW: The Buffet Rule
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>> Not sure if Buffett really came up with this idea, but it works for me.
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>> I REPORT, YOU DECIDE.
>> The Buffet Rule
>> We must support this...pass it on and let's see if these idiots
>> understand what people pressure is all about.
>> Salary of retired US Presidents . . . . . . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR
>> LIFE
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>> Salary of House/Senate members . . . . . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE This
>> is stupid
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>> Salary of Speaker of the House . . . . . . . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE
>> This is really stupid
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>> Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders . . . . . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE
>> Ditto last line
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>> Average Salary of a teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $40,065
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>> Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . . . .. . $38,000
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>> I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree pass it
>> on, I just did.
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>> Warren Buffet, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best
>> quotes about the debt ceiling:
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>> "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.
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> Congressional Reform Act of 2014
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>> 1. No Tenure / No Pension.
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>> A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
>> pay when they're out of office.
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>> 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
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>> 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.
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>> 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
>> Americans do.
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>> 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional
>> pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
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 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in
>> the same health care system as the American people.
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>> 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American
>> people.
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>> 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
>> effective 12/1/14. The American people did not make this contract with
>> Congressmen/women.
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
>> Don't you think it's time?
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>> THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
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>> If you agree, pass it on. If not, delete.
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>> You are one of my 20
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>> - Please keep it going, and thanks
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