[Rushtalk] The Buffet Rule

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Wed Sep 24 20:02:10 MDT 2014


>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 they take care of themselves no matter 
>what. Public office was not supposed to be a career.

         Precisely!!

>  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.

         Right-on-the-money, Sonny!

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

         Good call, Steve! Laib for the WH in 2016!!!


>SDL
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>On Sep 24, 2014, at 9:40 AM, Tom Matiska 
><<mailto:tom.matiska at att.net>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
>>
>>
>>On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:27 AM, Steven Laib 
>><<mailto:stevenlaib at sbcglobal.net>stevenlaib at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>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.
>>
>>SDL
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>>Sent from my iPad
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>> > On Sep 23, 2014, at 9:49 PM, "John A. Quayle" 
>> <<mailto:blueoval57 at verizon.net>blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> >
>> > Subject: FW: The Buffet Rule
>> >
>> >
>> > Not sure if Buffett really came up with this idea, but it works for me.
>> >
>> >
>> > 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
>> >
>> > Salary of House/Senate members . . . . . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE This
>> > is stupid
>> >
>> > Salary of Speaker of the House . . . . . . . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE
>> > This is really stupid
>> >
>> > Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders . . . . . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE
>> > Ditto last line
>> >
>> > Average Salary of a teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $40,065
>> >
>> > Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . . . .. . $38,000
>> >
>> > I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree pass it
>> > on, I just did.
>> >
>> > Warren Buffet, 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 one (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 2014
>> >
>> > 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 12/1/14. The American people did not make this contract with
>> > Congressmen/women.
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > 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?
>> >
>> > THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
>> >
>> > If you agree, pass it on. If not, delete.
>> >
>> > You are one of my 20
>> >
>> >
>> > - Please keep it going, and thanks
>> >
>> >
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