Friday, April 22, 2011

545 vs. 300,000,000 People -By Charlie Reese

  545 vs. 300,000,000 People  
    -By Charlie ReesePoliticians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. 
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine
Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.  

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did
is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.  No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating  deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want.  If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and
irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal  government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. 
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in  Iraq and Afghanistan ... 
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the
power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they  alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of  them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando   Sentinel  Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so  true. 
Be sure to read all the way to the end.

   Tax his land, 
   Tax his bed, 
   Tax the table, 
   At which he's
   Tax his tractor, 
   Tax his mule, 
   Teach him
   Are the rule. 
   Tax his work, 
   Tax his
   He works for
   peanuts anyway! 
   Tax his cow, 
Tax his goat, 
   Tax his pants, 
   Tax his coat. 
   Tax his ties, 
   Tax his
   Tax his work, 
   Tax his dirt. 
   Tax his tobacco, 
   Tax his
   Tax him if he 
   Tries to think. 

   Tax his cigars, 
   Tax his
   If he cries 
   Tax his tears. 

   Tax his car, 
   Tax his
   Find other ways 
   To tax his ass. 

   Tax all he has 
   Then let him
   That you won't be done 
   Till he has no dough. 

   When he screams and hollers; 
   Then tax him some
   Tax him till 
   He's good and sore. 

   Then tax his coffin, 
   Tax his
   Tax the sod in 
   Which he's laid... 

   Put these words 
   Upon his
   'Taxes drove me 
   to my doom...' 

   When he's gone, 
   Do not
   Its time to apply 
   The inheritance tax.

   Accounts Receivable Tax
   Building Permit Tax
   CDL license Tax
   Cigarette Tax
   Corporate Income Tax
   Dog License Tax
   Excise Taxes
   Federal Income Tax
   Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
   Fishing License Tax
   Food License Tax
   Fuel Permit Tax
   Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
   Gross Receipts Tax
   Hunting License Tax
   Inheritance Tax
   Inventory Tax
   IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of
   Liquor Tax
   Luxury Taxes
   Marriage License Tax
   Medicare Tax
   Personal Property Tax
   Property Tax
   Real Estate Tax
   Service Charge Tax
   Social Security Tax
   Road Usage Tax
   Recreational Vehicle Tax
   Sales Tax
   School Tax
   State Income Tax
   State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
   Telephone Federal Excise Tax
   Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
   Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
   Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
   Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
   Telephone Usage Charge Tax
   Utility Taxes
   Vehicle License Registration Tax
   Vehicle Sales Tax
   Watercraft Registration Tax
   Well Permit Tax
   Workers Compensation Tax 

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous
in the world. 
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened?  Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!!  



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