Wednesday, October 26, 2011

545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese

Disgustingly True!

545  vs 300,000,000  


Charley  Reese has been a journalist for 49  years.

By Charlie  Reese

Politicians 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?   Nancy  Pelosi.  She is  the leader of the majority party.  She  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 can  not 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  ,  it's because they want them in IRAQ 

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 darned true.
Be sure to read all the way to the  end:
      Tax his  land,
      Tax his  bed,
      Tax the  table
      At which he's  fed.
      Tax his  tractor,
      Tax his  mule,
      Teach him  taxes
      Are the  rule.
      Tax his  work,
      Tax his  pay,
      He works for  peanuts
      Tax his  cow,
      Tax his  goat,
      Tax his  pants,
      Tax his  coat.
      Tax his  ties,
      Tax his  shirt,
      Tax his  work,
      Tax his  dirt.
      Tax his  tobacco,
      Tax his  drink,
      Tax him if  he
      Tries to  think.
      Tax his  cigars,
      Tax his  beers,
      If he  cries
      Tax his  tears.
      Tax his  car,
      Tax his  gas,
      Find other  ways
      To tax his  ass.
      Tax all he  has
      Then let him  know
      That you won't be  done
      Till he has no  dough.
      When he screams and  hollers;
      Then tax him some  more,
      Tax him  till
      He's good and  sore.
      Then tax his  coffin,
      Tax his  grave,
      Tax the sod  in
      Which he's  laid.
      Put these  words
      Upon his  tomb,
      Taxes drove  me
      to my  doom...'
      When he's  gone,
      Do not  relax,
      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 tax)
      Liquor  Tax
      Luxury  Taxes
      Marriage License  Tax
      Medicare  Tax
      Personal Property  Tax
      Property  Tax
      Real Estate  Tax
      Service Charge T  ax
      Social Security  Tax
      Road Usage  Tax
      Sales  Tax
      Recreational Vehicle  Tax
      School  Tax
      State Income  Tax
      State Unemployment Tax  (SUTA)
      Telephone Federal Excise  Tax
      Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice  FeeTax
      Telephone Federal, State and Local  Surcharge Taxes
      Telephone Minimum Usage  Surcharge=2 0Tax
      Telephone Recurring and  Non-recurring 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
     STILL  THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not  one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and 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 hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
And I still have to  'press 1' for English!?
I hope this goes around THE USA  at least 100 times!!!  YOU can help it get  there!!!
      GO AHEAD - - - BE AN  AMERICAN!!!

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