Strange but somehow a piece from my computer that was not supposed to be posted was switched with the letter. How this happened I have no idea I will find the letter and repost it later. Kind of freaks me out.
I’m reprinting an e-mail from my sister. From what I can see it is a good idea and something people should get behind.
I did my part……..How about you !!!!
I BELIEVE MOST OR ALL OF YOU WOULD AGREE WITH BUFFET’s IDEAS HERE. WHAT’S GOOD FOR US HAS TO BE FOR THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON!!! THESE TYPES OF CHANGE WILL HELP REDUCE OUR DEBTS OVERALL. LETS KEEP THIS IDEA MOVING ACROSS THE LAND.
Winds of Change….
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
_*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
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
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
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.
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 with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.
You are one of my 20+ – Please keep it going, and thanks.
If Boner (Boehner) wants to walk away from talks. And my mother doesn’t get her social security check and your grandmother doesn’t get hers and my neighbor on disability doesn’t get his than F’ing Congress should not get paid. They can’t do their job and are willing to sacrifice the most vulnerable members of our society? This is a CHRISTIAN nation? REALLY? The REPUBLICANS ARE CHRISTIAN? Hmm, I think they are psychopaths. They are truly evil if they do this.
All middle and lower economic strata American’s should refuse to pay taxes from here on out until our voices are heard. If all they respect is the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR, than they should lose their paychecks which are paid for by US!
I feel like I’m going to puke.
So sorry. I’m sure all of you are just as upset as I am.
I hope those “evil doers” see what they are reaping ASAP.
If nothing proves else proves that we live in 2 Americas the wealthiest one percent and everyone else then this should: How is it possible that we have double digit unemployment – the worst since the Great Depression, inflation, people continue to lose their homes, businesses, jobs and the majority of the middle class has slipped down from upper to middle, or middle to lower, yet Wall Street remains in a bubble of its own?
How is this possible?
The wealthiest one percent aren’t directly effected by the down turn. But they eventually will be. The market, which is in some sort of fantasy driven bubble, will eventually get hit when no one can buy things anymore. I don’t know about you guys, but I end up at Target a lot because I have a toddler. I’ve noticed everything I normally buy for her is at least a dollar more per item. That’s some serious inflation! And only about ten percent of the people are shopping there compared to just a year or two ago. I’m not an economist, but that doesn’t bode well for the economy.
Slobbadon wrote a post which I skimmed over, but according to an astrologer he’s been following the crash is due next winter. Frankly, I keep feeling the labor pains and then they disappear. I feel the Oh, No, energy and then it recedes and the economy seems to stay afloat through the sheer will of investors and a lot of lying which I’m sure will come out later.
But whenever the next crash comes, and it will come, we are still in trouble. There’s talk of unemployment being high for a very long time. Reason being is most jobs have been shipped overseas. What I don’t understand is why our government doesn’t make it financially impractical for this to happen. Whatever happened to regulating this with tariffs and import/export duties? If if cost company A more money to manufacture their flashlights in China due to taxation and an international wage law that required Company A to pay a universal minimum wage (based on Europe or the US standards) and on top of that they had to pay shipping and exporting and importing taxes, chances are pretty good they’d just take those jobs back to the US.
There have to be solutions. It’s not right that our corporations exploit people in other countries (in old timey Dickensian fashion) and it’s not right that laws don’t seem to apply to companies. People died here in the 30s trying to get rights for unions and fair wages only to have it be pissed away and thrown out with the bath water during the Reagan years. Thanks Reagan for setting us on the course of economic ruination of the middle-class, you know the trickle down economics where the lack of cash trickles down to the point of starvation and we become akin to a developing nation.
Sometimes I wonder if we can change our trajectory, the one I envisioned in the novel Americhrist (published on this site). It feels all too real, all too inevitable which is why Obama really needs to push back. He’s a wonderful man, but so was Carter, and if he’s not careful his presidency could go the way Carter’s did. It seems there is enough of a majority of mentally challenged people in our country who not only can’t relate to an erudite, intelligent, thoughtful, peaceful, diplomat, but who actually hate people like that. It seems there are Americans who just love the sound of a big fat bully bellowing. Sad.
Bug your congresspeople and Obama to put the public option back on the table and pass it!
Best wishes all you kind, intelligent and gracious people,
And seriously read the book Americhrist it will make the hair on your neck stand up. I wrote it in 2000, the first draft was finished shortly after Bush took office the first time around.
OK, I just wrote this long post that disappeared into the black void of the Internet. So I’ll keep it short. I’m going to check into the Stimulus Package today and post about it later.
And so far all of you have gotten at least something right about me either physically, or about weird quirky elements of my personality which I haven’t told you about. And so far you all have mentioned my hair being above my shoulders, which it is. So that’s pretty amazing.
I will post more later. It’s late and my last post was sadly eaten up by the void.
Good-night my army of brilliant political psychic freaks,
You guys are pretty amazing.
Oh, and it looks like Israel is getting a new leader! Yeah! One that works the middle ground rather than the right. But it’s still tight, so let’s all hope for the best there.
Just last night I answered a readers question about the opposition of Uranus and Saturn. The forces of left and right going head to head are here. I’d like to post this I got via-e-mail from a reader about getting involved to help support our new president get our country back on track:
You gave me that wonderful reading back in December. I just thought I’d FYI you about this rightwing campaign to scuttle President Obama’s stimulus package and what we can do to counteract it.
To all who support President Obama and his stimulus package:
The right wing has mounted a call-in drive against President Obama’s stimulus package and senators (including Durbin and Burris from Illinois), representatives and the White House are being deluged with calls. We who support Obama and his programs MUST do our part and make phone calls supporting the stimulus package.
According to Thom Hartmann, Air America radio talk show host, one of the best ways to get through is to call your local office. I found this to be the case and, in fact, when I mentioned the right wing campaign to the lady at Durbin’s office she said: “Oh, I was wondering why we were getting so many calls against the package.”
If you’re in Illinois, I’ve listed the Chicago senate office numbers for Burris and Durban below. There is also info for folks from other states.
Also, it’s important to call the White House Comment Line (number below). I just called it and the operator I talked to said that she had received 40 calls against the stimulus package and only 10 for it.
IMPORTANT: CALLING IS THE KEY, NOT EMAILING.
To find out your Senators local office (in any state), go to:
U.S. Senate: Senators Home
www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=IL – 39k –
To find out your representative’s local office (in any state), go to:
Find Your Representative
You will need your 9 digit zip code and can get that at:
To leave a comment for the White House, call the comment line:
ILLINOIS SENATOR INFORMATION:
Senator Dick Durban
230 S Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
8:30 am to 5 pm
(312) 353-4952 – ph
Senator Roland W. Burris
Chicago Senate Office
Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60604
I’m getting sick of waiting and its really starting to freak me out. My left brain keep saying to my intuition, come on, they’ll figure it out, they know how bad it will be if there’s no bail out. But with the Dow’s horrifying chart. My intuition keeps freaking out that there hasn’t been any agreement reached.
So I asked the tarot…
Here’s the answer:
It will be close, but it will not pass. The spread is 5 no to 3 yes. Almost split. They will not be able to find bipartisan partnership here, and at the core of the problem are secret deals going on behind the scenes, people who are afraid their political power will ebb away if they vote for it. It would help the US economy and put us back into a competitive position in the world. But it doesn’t look like, at least for now that it will pass. I hope things change.
Hopefully, if all hell breaks loose eventually a new panacea to the problem will be found.
I have hope that it will, eventually.
I just worry that we’ll all suffer for a while until it gets so bad and it will take a herculean effort to get our economy back on track.
Hope I’m wrong.