Mental Yoga Week #42: Take a Stand!

Remember that Stephen King movie/book: The Stand? Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m living in a sequel to The Stand (or Mad Max Thunderdome.) The planet is out of control. The best advice I can give you is “Hold on to your center and ride it out.”

This post is somewhat out of character for my typical ones, but something that I (and most Americans, actually most humans) are becoming increasingly passionate about of late, that is the **%%$ state of the world economy.

My friend Joyce sent me this email. Joyce is one of those friends who doesn’t send many of these, so when she does, I listen. Please forward the link if it makes sense to you.

Like they said in the movie: Sometimes you have to take a stand.

I feel passionately enough about this prospect to ask that you read

and forward this. Why, because I personally feel so powerless and

the country is stuck. Don’t worry, it does not follow any party or tax

the wealthy.

Warren Buffet has something here that ignites the tiniest hope

that we are supposedly a democratic nation and should have the power …

In a recent interview with CNBC, he offered 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 E-mail 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 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 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?


P.S. — Warren Buffet is my hero.

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