This is one of my favorite pictures of our President. Possibly because I can relate to it. I do something similar before I give a talk. Think of it as rolling up your sleeves.
Recently, my friend, Jerry M. Taylor posted the following on his Facebook page. I’ve attempted to do the same but I’m not sure it’s there. However, my blog is something I can absolutely control. Here’s the message that Jerry posted for us all.
President Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask that each of pass this along. This message is independent of DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS or INDEPENDENTS. It is intended for our country’s citizenry. It’s time we managed our government rather than the other way around.
In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is clearly an amazing idea that must be passed around.
THE TRUMP RULE:
Let’s see if Congress understands 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.
Average Salary of a teacher . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .$40,065
Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . .. . . .. $38,000
Here’s where the cuts should be made!
Congressional Reform Act of 2017
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 7/1/17. 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 go back to work.
TRUMP, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: “I could end the deficit in five 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 three months and eight 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.
Trump 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.
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. It’s time!