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Warren Buffett Had The Answer To End Deficit - Plus 28th Amendment Proposal

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posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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Unfortunately we love drama. We love to be lied to. We love giving our power away to people that clearly have no interest, in the general welfare of the public, but still the masses defend their pick, because that’s what we’re conditioned to do.

The answers are really simple, but when we hear them it falls on deaf ears, or our egos tell us it can't be true. Politicians, Banks, Large Corporations, and MSM have the masses dazzled with so much BS, and propaganda they don't know which end is up, so it's understandable to be confused.

So what's the answer?

Warren Buffett had a brilliant idea.



"I could end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that says that any time there's a deficit of more than three percent of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. Yeah, yeah, now you've got the incentives in the right place, right? (Laughs)






Here's another brilliant idea (Not Warrren's)

"We the people" are to busy campaigning and defending corrupt politicians, but that can end with this piece of legislation.




And also the 28th amendment has been proposed.

28th Amendment

"Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. TERM LIMITS
12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. NO TENURE/NO PENSION
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. 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.

4. CONGRESS CAN PURCHASE THEIR OWN RETIREMENT PLAN
Just like each and every other American.

5. CONGRESS WILL NO LONGER VOTE THEMSELVES a PAY RAISE
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 2.5%.

6. CONGRESS LOSES THEIR CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Congress will participate in the same health care system as the American people.

7. CONGRESS MUST EQUALLY ABIDE by ALL LAWS
No special exemptions or treatment.

8. ALL CONTRACTS WITH PAST AND PRESENT CONGRESSMEN ARE VOID
Effective 1/1/12. "


This would most definitely level the playing field, but instead of picking another corrupt fool to follow shouldn't we be spending our time pushing something similar to the 28th amendment?


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posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:06 PM
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Yeah, ok.

Who amends the constitution?

Congress?



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: GodEmperor
Yeah, ok.

Who amends the constitution?

Congress?


If we allow the fox to sit in our Hen House, surely it will get fatter and fatter.

Now bring me some more chickens after you get done working your 40 to 80 hours a week.



We need to ask ourselves another question.


How many businesses would be allowed to run debt, up and up and up and up and still remain solvent?
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posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Realtruth

There is not a single politician in DC that would do this, vote for this.

But it's a nice thought.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: GodEmperor

Not really. It's proposed by getting a 2/3 majority in both the Senate and House and then goes to the States where it must be ratified by 38 States.

LINK



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: Realtruth

These are actually pretty good.

I was about to come on here and say it better be really darned important to amend the Constitution, but this is a winning proposal.




posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Realtruth

There is not a single politician in DC that would do this, vote for this.

But it's a nice thought.


Not sure about "nice thoughts" anymore.


But if politicians won't put something like this into place, then we really do have delusional mad-men running this country.

The ideas are logical, and this is how everyone else lives their lives, in the real world.

Are they better or more deserving than the people they serve?



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: Realtruth

Are they better or more deserving than the people they serve?


Of course not.

But don't tell them that. they think they are.

From a democracy, we've created a ruling class.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

In what universe would a 2/3 majority of Senate and House happen for an amendment like that?

It's a nice thought, to limit political corruption, but those corrupt politicians are involved in the process.

Politicians are in the business of getting elected, not solving problems



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:52 PM
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It would never happen. Term limits would fix a lot of the problems.

Do we really need to start listing the names of the buffoons who have been in congress since Jesus was in kindergarten? 20, 30, 40 years of "service".



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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There is a means to propose an Amendment that does not rely on Congress. It's in Article 5. That might be the only way to see it happen.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
There is a means to propose an Amendment that does not rely on Congress. It's in Article 5. That might be the only way to see it happen.

Six states short, at the moment. Abbott (down in Texas) is pushing hard for it.

I dread it happening in these times. I think it's just gonna be about sticking the fork into the carcass of The Republic.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Realtruth

Are they better or more deserving than the people they serve?


Of course not.

But don't tell them that. they think they are.

From a democracy, we've created a ruling class.


We don't live in a democracy. We haven't in a very, very long time. The word you're looking for is oligarchy/plutocracy.

And yes - there are "good politicians," out there as politicians are PEOPLE just as there are "good cops," out there as they too are PEOPLE - it just so happens that whether or not their intentions are "good," or "bad," they both still remain loyal shills of a borderline oppressive regime.

Warren Buffett is a tool that is also a shill for this same regime.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: ketsuko
There is a means to propose an Amendment that does not rely on Congress. It's in Article 5. That might be the only way to see it happen.

Six states short, at the moment. Abbott (down in Texas) is pushing hard for it.

I dread it happening in these times. I think it's just gonna be about sticking the fork into the carcass of The Republic.


Or it may help remind people why we are the United States and not just a single country with really large sub-districts. The Founders didn't just include Article 5 on a lark. Madison wanted it included as a last ditch option before full blown revolution.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 09:54 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: ketsuko
There is a means to propose an Amendment that does not rely on Congress. It's in Article 5. That might be the only way to see it happen.

Six states short, at the moment. Abbott (down in Texas) is pushing hard for it.

I dread it happening in these times. I think it's just gonna be about sticking the fork into the carcass of The Republic.


I just wonder how much money is going into the ruling parties of the states most likely to join Texas and friends in calling for a Constitutional Convention? Billions?



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: Arizonaguy

Spend enough time worrying about which movement is solely an elite conspiracy and you pretty soon start spinning in circles.


Virgil: Hippy, you think everything is a conspiracy.
Alan "Hippy" Carnes: Everything is.
The Abyss



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: Realtruth

Term limits in all of Congress is like a political wet dream for me... I know many write "why would they ever vote for this??".. well, if they're really "by the people, for the people" we will quickly find out which politicians want to be on the "right" side of history, and which want to be on the "wrong" side of things... If people speak up to their local reps and stay on them to vote the right way on this bill, then maybe change can possibly happen, but if a politician blatantly ignores it, going against the people he represents, then the people know to vote him out next opportunity they get..



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 10:12 PM
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I say it gets pushed for. Anybody who votes against, well no re election for you.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

It was a question on the primary ballot. It was 88% for term limits and 12% against. If a state like Texas votes for this there is a possible movement. No one in congress now would vote for it and ruin their gravy train.



posted on Apr, 5 2016 @ 12:16 AM
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originally posted by: GodEmperor
a reply to: Blaine91555

In what universe would a 2/3 majority of Senate and House happen for an amendment like that?

It's a nice thought, to limit political corruption, but those corrupt politicians are involved in the process.

Politicians are in the business of getting elected, not solving problems

the world where the people demand it and will vote against anyone who votes against it.




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