Food for Thought! Drain the Swamp!

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Thanks to Richard Small for this!!!








President Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask that each of those do likewise. gread.
In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is clearly an amazing idea that must be passed around. Stand by for the push back from THE SWAM


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 participate in the same health care system as the American people.



Works for me,




the pilgrim

18 Responses

  1. Jeff howe says:

    Works for me too.

  2. Ron says:

    Spot on Bill!

  3. Ron says:

    Also add…

    3 terms for the House of Represntatives, 2 term for senators. 12 years max for all judges, including SCOTUS.

    Senators are elected / appointed by their respective state legislators.

  4. Bill McClure says:

    Bill, please. I have been coming here for Fuji photography insights, not political advice, especially highly partisan one way or another.

    • admin says:

      I didn’t mention either party by name,and I didn’t write it, just passed it along, but agree the whole bunch is not doing what we sent them up there to do. I don’t consider that polotics, but derelection of duty.

      So, Bill, not partisan at all, hope you will continue to come for the Fuji stuff. I respect eveyone’s right to believe as they choose and hope they will offer the same consideration to me!

  5. Carl says:

    I signed the petition. Waste is Waste! Get rid of it! Thanks for sharing with all of us photographers.

  6. I disagree. I’ve known many good members of Congress from both parties and it takes time to get to know things. I actually would like to see the pay and benefits raised — but limit severely the amount of outside money for campaigns of any sort. Like them or not, the board of directors of the nation’s largest corporation should be fairly compensated — and perhaps in line with other major corporations. The problem is buying congressional influence with soft and hard campaign money. Congress should work for the people and their salaries — not their contributors and special interests.

  7. Steve Hurst says:

    I think the obstructionism by some politicians, the media and etc is really a sign that the “political global warming” that is producing the heat, that is drying up the swamp, is really making the gators nervous. Make an animal nervous and it will bite you. That is no reason not to drain the swamp though, you just have to be careful and not get bit.

    • admin says:

      When they get a big tropical storm in Florida my son, who lives in St Augustine, says you woudn’t belive how many mean creatures are flushed out of the swamp, we may be seeing that now!!!!

  8. Rodney McKnight says:

    I’m in!! So tired of congress….all of them…they should live with the same things we live with..and they should have term limits!!!

  9. wade says:

    I’m all for this…but Trump really isn’t. If he were he wouldn’t be relying on some underground emails, but speaking out vocally about this, as well as using the power of his twitter account.

    Trump is a con artist; he would never sign this because it would anger the Republicans who enable him and his corrupt ways. Trump himself profits off of the Presidency in illegal ways; many foreign governments seek to influence him by doing business with his hotels, awarding trademarks, etc.

    Trump hasn’t drained the swamp; he’s made it bigger and infested with bigger swamp creatures.

    Aside from that, Trump is a vile disgusting human being, revealing his lack of character every day, through his words and twitter feed.

    • admin says:

      This is America, where good men fought & died so we could have the right to believe as we wish.
      Happy 4th of July!

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