I am having such a hard time juggling family and homework. I get so much work done during study hall, but once I get home, my family demands attention. If I’m not directly giving them attention, the constant knocks on my door and pointless small-talk make it virtually impossible to do homework, never mind their constant yelling.
If I didn’t have to drive my sister home every day, I would totally stay after school in the library… -Sigh- Usually this is no problem, but now that I have a preliminary scientific paper and three source pages due tomorrow, its becoming a huge problem that’s stressing me out way too much.
My Uncle posted this on Facebook today, I don’t know if this is what we need, but I find it interesting.
Warren Buffett, “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 took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.”
Congressional Reform Act of 2011:
- No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
- 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.
- Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
- Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
- Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
- Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
- All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen 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.