Taking Action on Multiple Fronts

February 23, 2018 by stephenshubert

Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas) has introduced a very important Safe Shipping bill:  SB 6269 “Strengthening Oil Transportation Safety

SB 6269 would help secure stable funding for oil spill prevention and transportation safety by:
 
• strengthening protections to our marine environment from heavy oils that are particularly difficult to clean up, and addressing the increased threats from barge and tanker traffic carrying these heavy oils (think Kinder Morgan pipeline).
• ensuring all modes of moving oil are taxed fairly.
• establishing the Salish Sea Shared Waters Forum, which will coordinate with our Canadian partners in order to protect our economy and shared resources. 
You can make comments on the bill to the legislature by clicking the bill link above.
 from Shawn Hubbard – Safe Shippers

Warren Buffet ideas on fixing government:

  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.

  1. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
  2. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
  3. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  4. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
  5. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 3/1/17. 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.

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!

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!  If you agree, pass it on – tyttil@rockisland.com

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