Tagged: Progressive Politics

Emails From My Grandma : FW: Interesting: Warren Buffett


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 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 2012

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 12/1/12. 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

Why Meghan McCain Bugs Me

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Meghan McCain bugs me. That being said, That does not mean that I don’t applaud her for her stands on things like homosexuality, stem cell research and global warming. Its not that she’s a Republican that bugs me. I’m a Progressive, I believe in Bi Partisan and moderate legislation, so I’m willing to like candidates from other strains. So what could I have against her right? I know what you’re thinking, She went to a prep school,  Then Columbia, But No No No that’s not it either. I mean she’s hot, she even Twitters, blogs; She’s socially progressive, and she writes for one of my favorite news sources, The Daily Beast. She has everything going for her. But, the thing that bugs me about Meghan is that she’s taken all these socially progressive issues and tried to act like they can apply to the Republican base.

The aforementioned social issues have, and always will be tenets of the Democratic Party. I admire her for her charm, But what she is really trying to do is swing the Republican party back to moderate politics and launch herself into the political sphere. The one thing that Miss Meghan does not understand is that the Republican “base” has been, and will always be, the party for the Rich, Privledged, Under Educated, and Racist. It is an Old White mans network Meghan. Have no doubts that these Republicans are not like Lincolns Republicans. I think that is proven; Lincolns principles would fall more in line with the current Democratic Party if you ask me, but that point can be argued endlessly. The problem with these Republicans is that they have a proven track record of failing. Four years of the first Bush Administration and we decided not to re elect him, “read my lips” however, Best tag line ever in a campaign, Ill give him that. Then, we had 8 years of a Democrat in office who, all the while trying to fight off the Republican smear campaigns, actually turned over a Surplus to the next Bush so he could eventually squander it in what will become one of the worst 8 year presidencies in the history of the United States. The people that put HIM into office Meghan, Your base, Is the reason this country is in the tank right now and the reason the Republicans are in the tank now too. Because those people voted an incompetent president into office TWO times, We’re all seeing global economic recessions. Meghan, You’re fighting a losing battle, You will never be able to reshape these peoples MINDS, Its time to stop trying, Join the party you really belong to, The Democrats.

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Chanse R. Frenette

Contributor The D.U.P.

P.S. with news of Arlen Specter Switching sides, this could be an even better move for you now Meghan..Jump off the ship before it sinks..