I’m referring to the idiots who propagated this email that’s going around. It starts off:
[An idea from Warren Buffet in a recent interview with CNBC, offers 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.”]
Yes, this is absolutely true. Warren said this during a CNBC interview on July 7, 2011. But what said idiots failed to include was his next line. “Yeah, yeah, now you’ve got the incentives in the right place, right?” And he laughs hardily.
It was a joke.
But these idiots took his words out of context and added a few of their own to formulate a lie and distribute their sham across America. The email goes on to say:
[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.]
He did no such thing.
And then these idiots had the audacity to give Warren Buffet’s joke an official-sounding name:
[*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*]
And to shore up their lie, they went on to populate this bogus “Act” with provisions that didn’t come from Warren Buffett. The idiots pulled them out of their asses.
[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...
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.]
The idiocies go on, but I’ll spare you the stupidity.
So the idiots are sending this junk around on the Internet, hoping to get people to pass this email on to their friends, and so on, thus spreading their idiotic lie into every home in the country.
But we are smarter than these idiots. The second sentence of Warren Buffett’s quote gave the joke away. “You pass a law…” We know that laws are passed by Congress. And any reasonable person with any thread of common sense, Warren Buffett included, knows that Congress will never pass a law that would kill their cash cow.
And that’s American Pork, folks. Don’t wallow in it with the idiots.